Honey-baked ham, mashed potatoes, Bubbe’s latkes, apple pie… are you hungry yet?
Eating is one of the many joys of the holidays. But just because there are so many delicious dishes doesn’t mean you have to fall off of your healthy lifestyle wagon. Here are a few tips to stay healthy and enjoy the good food of the season.
You should eat…
Don’t starve yourself throughout the say in preparation for a big meal in the evening. Starving yourself during the day will only lead to over-eating later.
A filling, healthy breakfast
Eat a good breakfast so you can stay full longer and avoid snacking. Instructor Alexa Maytorena said, “By making breakfast an enjoyable first meal, you can fuel your Yuletide fire and keep you going all day without burning out!”
Keep healthy snacks on you so that when you do feel like having something, you have good options to choose from and don’t resort to unhealthy snacking due to lack of preparation. Snacks we suggest are:
- Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts
- TruFusion Power Bar
- Whole Fruits
- Any of the TruFusion smoothies. Have you tried our featured December smoothie Mint Condition yet?
Go ahead and eat a few treats or savory items, but also be sure to add veggies, nuts, and fruits to your plate, too.
Eat extra healthy in the surrounding days when you know you have a less-than-healthy meal coming up. You can’t completely compensate for the bad meal, but it definitely won’t hurt to be extra good in the surrounding days.
A little bit of everything
It’s okay to have a piece of that apple pie, but keep it to a small piece. Do not deny yourself a treat, it will only leave you craving more and leads you to be more susceptible of overindulging later.
These plant-based recipes
- Homemade Zucchini and Sweet Potato Chips with White Bean Rosemary Hummus
- Twice Baked Butternut Squash with Cashew Cheese, Walnuts, and Cranberries
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Avocado Garlic Aioli
- Stuffed Tofurky