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Maybe it’s the temperature drop that makes us want to pad on a few pounds through mashed potatoes and hot chocolate. Maybe it’s just the way cream-based soups warm the soul on a cold day. But I think we’re all a little guilty of over-indulging during the fall and winter months. It doesn’t help that the typical foods we associate with this time of year are heavy on the gravy and graham cracker crusts. Add to that the fact that you don’t feel like exercising outdoors (even though you should) when it’s chilly out, and the drive to the gym through rain and snow doesn’t sound appealing, and you just aren’t exercising as much as you do during the summer and spring. Suddenly, you’ve put on seven pounds. Luckily, you can still get your comfort food fix without overdoing it. Here are fall foods to curb the comfort food binging.

comfort food ideas squash filled with tomato sauce and mushrooms, topped with cheese and baked

Squash bowls

Baked potatoes are good, but overdoing it on them can make you feel heavy and sluggish. Squash bowls are lighter, and give you tons of vitamins you need during cold and flu season. Slice your favorite squash (butternut, acorn) in half and bake until soft. Then stuff it with healthy ingredients like scrambled eggs, feta cheese, and kale.

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