How to add more Feel Good Foods to your Feel Good Food!

You As the breeze begins to get a bit cooler and the trees start to become bare, there’s really not much that sounds better than warm comfort food. I’ve found myself on a major soup kick lately! The only thing that might be better than a warm cup of soup for dinner in November, is knowing that you don’t have to kick your yummy cold weather recipes to the curb. Instead, we’re challenging you to brainstorm how you can add more vegetables to your meals so you’re able to keep your bellies full and your brains fueled! Here are a few ways to add more feel good food to your feel good food!

Spaghetti & Meatballs

A healthy spin: Use grass-fed, organic beef or lean turkey to make your own meatballs. To add in extra protein and fiber, cook quinoa and mash it in with your beef. Whether you make your own sauce or purchase it in a jar for a quick recipe, chop up onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and/or garlic (garlic is a superfood!) sauté them and throw them in the pot of spaghetti. 


A healthy spin: First things first- use your herbs and spices! Nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon are a few go to’s of mine!  You can use whole wheat flour, or if you prefer gluten free, choose whichever makes you feel best! These are perfect for little ones because they’ll never know what’s in them once they’re cooked! Or, if they’re all about veggies, let them help you add in the extra vegetables. You can choose carrots, zucchini, apple, broccoli, spinach- go crazy with the color, friends! Your babies (and their growing bodies) will love you for it!


A healthy spin: Add canned pumpkin into your chili! If you’ve been to the studio, you might have seen this recipe on the front desk! It’s delicious and pumpkin is full of vitamin C and antioxidants!

Mac ‘N Cheese

A healthy spin: A crowd favorite.. so simple, so easy! Try adding in Butternut Squash! My favorite way to do this is to peel, seed, and cube a fresh butternut squash, roast it with cinnamon and local honey, and then mash it up and mix it in. But, if you’re looking to keep the simplicity, you can grab canned butternut squash from the store! Both ways get the job done!

These are just a few examples, but vegetables can really be easily added to so many of your current recipes. My favorite thing about more vegetables is that they make our plates look so beautiful! I know first hand that it’s easy to get stuck in a recipe funk, but don’t worry! If you need more help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We love talking about all things nutrition and are always happy to help.

In Strength and Confidence, 


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