Once the temps drop and the cozy sweaters come out in Vancouver, we start dreaming of warming, filling foods that keep us full and satisfied. Whether it’s a grande PSL or a steaming plate of mashed potatoes and gravy, the cravings can be mighty powerful, amiright? We put together some good-for-you alternatives that still keep you warm and make you feel even better.
Instead of mashed potatoes and gravy:
Swap that way-too-carb-heavy staple for creamy cauliflower mash. There are a ton of great recipes our there you can google and we swear it feels just as creamy and comforting as the real thing. Srsly so good.
Instead of lasagna:
We know. There are few things quite as delicious as loads of pasta and cheese, but the sad fact is that it’s not very heart healthy (or waistline friendly). There are lost of healthier alternatives, including ones with zucchini noodles and cauliflower ricotta. You can even try out a sweet potato crockpot lasagna!
Instead of big bowls of too-rich chili or canned clam chowder:
A good alternative is fresh and healthy soups that are nutritious! Happy Planet’s new globally-inpired soups are delicious and so easy to prepare. They’re made with premium, natural and certified organic ingredients, are gluten free, and have no preservatives or artificial yucky stuff. All you have to do is heat and enjoy. Our fave is their new Tomato & Grilled Cheese soup. Another plus is all the soups are made in BC and Ontario!
What do you swap out for unhealthy fall comfort foods? Tell us in the comments below!
This post was sponsored by Happy Planet
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