Avoid the Winter Blues: Food To Boost Your Mood

Avoid the Winter Blues: Food To Boost Your Mood

As the evenings get darker, and the days feel shorter it can often feel like you have been affected by the winter blues. With less natural sunlight and wetter weather it can easily affect your mood and make you feel low and fatigued.

Also, feeling low and fatigued can often lead you to feel de-motivated. To avoid feeling demotivated and to avoid the winter blues, you should when possible consider adding food to boost your mood within your diet. There are many vitamins and minerals that contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, including iron, vitamin B12, magnesium, folate, and vitamin C.

Luckily, all our exante meal replacements contain 27 vitamin and minerals within them including iron, vitamin B12, magnesium, folate and Vitamin C and so following the diet should provide you with the right vitamins and minerals for a healthy lifestyle, but here is a selection of additional food you can to your diet to help avoid the winter blues and to help boost your mood.


  • Spinach
  • Red Meat
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Broccoli

Vitamin B12

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Beef


  • Avocados
  • Nuts
  • Bananas
  • Kale


  • Asparagus
  • Eggs
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Papaya

Vitamin C

  • Sweet Yellow Peppers
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries

Find a selection of recipes below that may include some of these foods to help increase this mood-boosting vitamins and minerals into your diet.


Skinny Strawberry Panna Cotta

Anyone for dessert? Two of these delicious Exante strawberry panna cotta contain just 172 calories!

2019-04-10 13:47:34By Sophie Angell


Cloud Eggs: The Lighter than Light Breakfast

2019-04-09 11:00:05By Sophie Seddon


Healthy Protein-Packed Vegetable Omelette

This delicious vegetable omelette is the perfect protein-packed brekkie, lunch or dinner for any day of the week. Plus, it is super simple to make!

2018-04-24 12:12:06By Sophie Seddon


Wholemeal Avocado and Chicken Wrap

2018-01-30 13:58:46By Sophie Seddon

Aimee Heeran

Aimee Heeran

Writer and expert

Aimee graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. It was during her time at University that her love of fitness and nutrition truly began. She’s always loved an active lifestyle from a small child. Aimee frequently enjoys going to the gym, regular hot yoga classes and going for long country walks. She loves trying new activities and in the last 12 months has tried jet skiing, horse riding, and her first 10K race.