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11 foods that make you feel better — an hour later –

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Chocolate ice cream and deep-dish pizza may be more appealing than kale and almonds, but we usually feel bloated and sluggish after eating fatty, greasy foods.

What about foods that are both yummy and make us feel happier and more energetic?

In a recent interview in the blog Well + Good, Siggi Hilmarsson, founder of Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt, talked about his favorite indulgences like dark chocoalate said whole milk, saying, “I like things that make you feel good an hour after you’ve eaten them.”

That’s a brilliant concept.

Feeling good after eating is behavioral, biological, and depends on our associations or food “memories,” says Madelyn Fernstrom, TODAY health and nutrition editor. “We are hard wired to enjoy more palatable foods,” said Fernstrom. “My mantra is there are no bad foods, just bad portions.”

So, here are a few super foods that you can enjoy while eating and — bonus! —make you feel great afterwards.

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Cornbread Dressing

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Using the giblets to your stuffing adds so much flavor, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it all this time!




  • Cornbread:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together Corn Meal and Flour. Add Buttermilk, Eggs and Oil.
  • Pour into greased baking dish or cast iron skillet and bake 20-25 min.
  • Cool down, then break up Cornbread into large pieces and let it sit overnight to dry out.
  • Dressing:
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cook the Sausage in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until well browned and cooked through. Remove to a bowl and set aside. Sauté Onions and Celery in Butter until translucent. Combine the cooked vegetables with the Sausage, Shredded Turkey Neck Meat, Spices and Crumbled Cornbread. Stir to combine.
  • Add enough Broth to make it thick and soupy. Mix well and adjust flavor with more Spices and Sage to taste, flavor should be rich and bold. Add Eggs.
  • Pour into a Buttered 9 x 13 casserole pan and bake for 45 minutes. Serve Cornbread Dressing with Hot Gravy.
  • Gravy:
  • In a large pot, boil Water, add Eggs and Turkey Necks.
  • Sauté Onions, Celery, Livers, Garlic and Gizzards in Butter.
  • Remove Eggs and Turkey Necks and add sautéed Giblets and Veggies.
  • Add Salt and Pepper to taste, add Bouillon, pull turkey and add Half and Half and bring to a boil.
  • Combine Butter and Flour and cook until it starts to brown, add to Gravy. Add diced Egg and cook on low until thick. Adjust seasoning.


  • Basic Cornbread
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil


  • 4 cups Turkey Broth (boil three turkey necks until the meat falls off the bone & save the meat and broth)
  • 1 recipe Basic Cornbread (broken up into large pieces and dried out overnight at room temp)
  • 1 cup Onion (diced)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup Celery (diced)
  • 1 pound Turkey Sausage
  • 2 Eggs
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder


  • 1 pack Livers
  • 1 pack Gizzards
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Celery Stalk (diced)
  • 1 small Sweet Vidalia Onion
  • 1 quart Water
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 3 Chicken Bouillons
  • 2 Smoked Turkey Necks
  • 1 Clove Garlic (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt and Pepper

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