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Health Yourself With 5 Comfort Food Recipes

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It’s time.

The leaves are falling, trees are sprinkled with hues of bright yellow and orange..

The air is becoming the perfect crisp to throw on comfortable clothes, go outdoors and take in the fresh air..

The sky is getting dark sooner, bringing us indoors with our families to cozy together, or sit around a warm, dancing fire under the starry night.

Fall is the season for cuddling up with our loved ones eating delicious comfort food from the fall harvest!

We’re here to give you the stepping stones to doing exactly that, while also eating foods that will burn fat, combat sickness, re-balance your body, and give you that sweet full-belly coziness we all love at the same time.

Here are our latest Favorite Fall Recipes!:

Roasted Fall Vegetable Bowl  :

This is light, delicious and oh, so filling!

The sweet, soft potatoes fill your belly while the Brussels sprouts bring a delicious green balance to the salty mushrooms.

The recipe includes a creamy salty Tahini sauce that brings the whole bowl together!

We make this dish often, so we switch the sauce up with a balsamic/honey reduction, which brings a delectable sweetness to the whole dish!

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Warm Veggie Chili :

This dish is super filling, flavor-packed, and heals a sinus cold quite well!

We enjoy Mexican food almost everyday of the week. Typically it consists of quesadillas, burritos, nachos, or chili.

It’s one of our top three foods because the dish’s are cheap, quick, and easy!

A whole pot of chili runs us around $18, and we easily feed 5 people three-four times!

That’s about $1.20-$.90 Per Serving!!

You can change up the chili each time you make it; sometime’s we add quinoa, butternut squash, or lentils!

Here we shared with you a more basic recipe, for our less…vegetarian eaters. 😉

This baby is cram-packed with nutrients that will make you feel better- even on your sickest day.. so try this next time the family is home for dinner!

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Delicious Pumpkin Bread! :

Raise your hand if you love pumpkin!

Mmmmm… We can picture it now.. walking into Moms house on a cold November day to smell the sweet aroma of banana or cinnamon bread.

Reminisce of the good ‘ol days with a healthier option! Pumpkin is packed with nutrients, and is a sweet alternative to a butt-load of sugar 🙂

(Delicious with a cinnamon butter- Throw a stick of butter with a teaspoon or two of cinnamon and whip in a blender- SOO GOOD)

This recipe is simple, inexpensive and easy enough to bake with the kids!

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Peanut Butter Granola!

This is a recipe that is a fun on-the-go snack, but can be as versatile as you need it to be!

Whether you need a lunch for the kiddos, a snack for the family on-the-go, a quick meal for a busy-bee worker, or a cozy football snack; this is the one! It is so incredibly quick, easy and cheap to make granola.

The ingredients can be switched up for any picky needs as well!

You can change the type of oil; our favorites being sunflower or coconut. Switch up the sweetener with honey, agave, or pumpkin puree.

White chocolate chips, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, banana, blueberries, almonds, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar, apples, peaches…

The list goes on.. and on and on… because LITERALLY ANYTHING goes into granola!

We change it up each week according to how we feel! If we know there will be a lot of guests coming over one week we will make a more widely-liked recipe- such as almonds and raspberries.

If we are feeling fall-festive we will add pumpkin, cinnamon and white chocolate chips!

Granola is so awesome for small AND large breakfast people because you can eat as much or as little as you want to, whether your at home in the morning or on the go! This is also a wonderful late night sweet tooth fix.
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Creamy Skillet Tortellini with Sweet Potato/Spinach :

Do you crave cheesy-goodness like we do?

Comfort food to us means melted creamy cheese with robust vegetables and filling grains!

That can quickly turn into a junk-fest, so we like to utilize this craving to introduce cool pairings, like sweet potato, tortellini, and spinach!

We never cease to be full after this, but still motivated for the days/nights work.

If your just chillin’ at home, this will fill the whole families bellies with healthy cheesy deliciousness 🙂 We’ve even taken it a step further and whipped up home-made tortellini noodles!

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Why we love these recipes:

  • Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins like A, C, B6, B1, & B2! All virus fighting, immune boosting supplements!
  • Brussels sprouts can lower cholesterol, carry glucosinolate-which can be anti carcinogenic,. In specials combinations, Brussels can carry cancer-preventative properties because of the glucosinolates which contain anti-diabetic, anti-tumor, and anti-microbial components!
  • Mushrooms contain a good amount of selenium, which is a powerful anti-oxidant, especially when paired with vitamin E. Our bodies require a small amount of selenium per day, and many people struggle to reach it naturally. Mushrooms are a great way to introduce this supplement to your diet in a healthy, delicious manner!
  • Spinach contains beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant that has found to combat cancers including breast, prostate and ovarian!
  • The peppers in chili offer beta-carotene’s as well!
  • Black beans contain high B6 and Potassium

 

Take a picture of your versions of these recipes and share it with us! We will post all entries to Facebook 🙂

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We LOVE to comfort eat, but we also love putting incredible foods into our bodies at all times! These recipes are filling, warm, healthy and super packed with healing properties to satisfy your cravings this sick season! 🙂

 

 

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Thank You 🙂

 

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3 thoughts on “Health Yourself With 5 Comfort Food Recipes

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