Navigating the Holidays: Ultimate Guide to Staying Healthy and on Track this Season

The holidays are a time for celebration, family, friends and of course, FOOD! It can be hard to stay on track during the holidays, but it’s definitely not impossible. In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to stay healthy and on track during the holidays. Follow these tips and try some new recipes to be able to enjoy all the holiday festivities without completely falling off track.

Healthy Habits This Holiday Season

Take it one meal at a time

Don’t think of the holidays as one big eating event. Break down each holiday gathering into individual meals and snacks, so you can make mindful decisions about what you want to eat. This will also help prevent feelings of guilt after indulging too much in one sitting.

Meal Prep and Plan Ahead

Meal prepping can help you stay on track during the holidays. It’s important to plan ahead for meals so that you’re not stuck eating unhealthy options when you are in a rush or have limited time.

Meal Prep and Plan Ahead

Just because it’s a special time, doesn’t mean every meal has to be special. Enjoying a special holiday dinner is a great way to celebrate with family and friends, but it doesn’t mean you have to go overboard. Try to find balance by eating healthier options most of the time and indulging in a few of your favorite treats once in awhile.

How to Handle Holiday Parties and Dinners

Go for Balance

The holidays are all about indulging and enjoying the foods you wouldn’t normally eat, but that doesn’t mean you should go overboard. Try to create a balanced plate with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein options. That way you can enjoy some of your holiday favorites without overdoing it.

Don’t Save Up Calories

It can be tempting to save up calories for a special holiday meal, but don’t do it! This way of thinking will only lead to overeating and feeling deprived by the end of the holidays. Instead, try to keep your meals balanced throughout the holidays so you don’t feel tempted to overindulge later on.

Eat Mindfully

Enjoy every bite of food that you are eating. Don’t rush through meals and savor each flavor. Eating mindfully will help you stay on track and make your holidays even more enjoyable!

Holiday Recipes to Try

Now that you know the basics, here are some balanced, seasonal recipes to try for the holidays this year!

Below we’ve listed some of our favorite holiday recipes to make and share with the family. If you want to find some seasonal meal prep to make in between holiday meals

Citrus Herb Roasted Turkey

This recipe is a lighter spin on the traditional holiday turkey. It offers plenty of flavor with only a few ingredients!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

This vegan and gluten free version of the classic holiday cookie will surely be a hit!

Holiday Cranberry Spritz

This festive and refreshing cocktail is perfect for any holiday gathering. It’s light on calories and super simple to make!

Let us know if you try these holiday recipes! And have a fantastic holiday season!

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