After prioritizing what events to attend this holiday season, it’s time to strategize how to stay healthy while navigating them all. You can still enjoy all the extra goodies, but it’s important to strategize and preplan to have some healthy meals and snacks in your fridge and pantry so you can keep your energy going. That’s where our second tip comes in handy!
TIP #2 – STRATEGIZE
You are in control of what goes into your mouth – the food you eat is not taking you captive! In order to enjoy all of the holiday goodies, we need a plan of action.
Say you have a party to attend tomorrow night where you will be enjoying a luscious spread. Before then, you need to make room for those delectible delights.
So today and tomorrow, you should watch the amount of starchy carbs and sugar in your daily diet. You might even want to do the same the day after the event. Try to limit your starchy carbs and sugar intake to 1-2 servings per day.
It’s true – even though starchy carbs and sugar can be tasty, these things have quite an adverse effect on our health. They can affect our blood sugar, cholesterol, and can even make our digestive system imbalanced.
Carbs in particular raise our blood sugar quickly but then are digested just as quickly, giving us a big energy lag as the blood sugar drops, leaving us feeling tired and energy depleted. So instead of eating lots of these regularly, save the splurge for the holiday goodies.
You want to focus more on eating lean protein, green vegetables, and some fruit and nuts to keep your body happy & healthy. Our Favorite Broccoli Salad is packed with which promotes healthy gut bacteria and helps improve immune health.
Try this recipe and let us know what combination you use in the comments below!
Favorite Broccoli Salad
This beautiful and simple salad is packed with flavor and sure to be a crowd-pleaser, even without the optional ingredients!
- 1 medium head of broccoli
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup cut red grapes
- 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
- 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, feta or vegan cheese shredded or crumbled (optional)
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoons honey (optional)
- garlic powder to taste
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Place all of the salad ingredients in a beautiful bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients.
- Toss the dressing with the salad.
- Chill in the fridge 1 hour before serving.
How do you plan to strategize around holiday meals?