With more and more Americans trying to get healthy by changing what they eat, chances are some of their favorite foods are getting cut from their menu choices. But things could be changing if you are a fan of certain foods.

According to the Food Network kitchens, some of your favorite foods that you might have assumed were unhealthy, may actually not be that bad for you.

Who knew that potatoes and even burritos could be healthy? The word from the Food Network kitchens is that these five foods (which could be one of your favorites) may be healthier than you think. Just remember to watch your portion size!

You can get a list of other bad foods that are actually good for you by going to Food Network.

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    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Yes, you can eat spaghetti and meatballs! The beef meatballs contain both iron and protein. The tomato sauce is packed with lycopene and there are energy-producing carbohydrates in the pasta. Just remember to watch portion size and use lean beef.

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    Coffee

    You know you get that little extra "boost" in the morning from a cup of coffee. But you may not know that coffee contains antioxidants. Research also shows that people who drink coffee have a decreased chance of type 2 diabetes and an increased chance of better mental health, because coffee has been known to improve mental health in people as they age.

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    Burritos

    By placing burritos on the list of foods that aren't as unhealthy as you may think, the Food Network kitchens are still not giving you free-range on these favorites! Fill your burrito with plenty of veggies, rice, beans and smaller portions of a good lean meat, and remember to keep an eye on the portion size.

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    Potatoes

    Potatoes are a weakness for many (including me)! But a medium sized tuber contains needed fiber, protein, iron and vitamin C - and if you don't load them up with gravy or extra dollops of butter - average about 165 calories.

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    Corn

    Many people will stay away from corn because it's starchy. Yes, this is true, but only because corn falls into the grain category. Remember, corn contains protein, fiber and B-vitamins which help produce energy.