If you missed our last post on Healthy Holiday ideas we are sharing it again to encourage you to glance through these 10 tips, even picking one to try this holiday season will put you way ahead of most people. Check out the link here on these tips with fresh eyes and a positive mindset to see how Wellness can become part of your routines, holidays or not.
In the mood to try some new foods for Thanksgiving and the holidays? Well, just in time to save the day, I’m offering a free PDF of my “Holiday Deliciousness” healthy cookbook. Some of my personal favorites include honeysuckle turkey breast, lighter twice-baked potatoes, and the always-popular raspberry truffle pie.
To get these recipes and more, click here to download the PDF.
Below I am sharing five new ways to have healthier holidays!
1) Adopt healthy eating and exercise habits now, so that by the time holiday craziness rolls around, you’re already in a routine. The anti-stress and energy benefits from this type of lifestyle are especially healthy during holiday time.Healthy meal for Thanksgiving for two like me and BobBob did at Holden Beach NC a few years back. Ocean and balcony extra….:)
2) Know that it’s OK to splurge on your favorite treats, as long as you get back into your normal routine or splurge on dessert without all of the calories with the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Pie. Everything in moderation! Here is our video on how to make the delicious Chocolate Pie!
3) Join an exercise class, such as a Pilates or spin group, at your local gym. This can help keep you enthusiastic to workout, and puts you in the company of other encouraging, like-minded people when it comes to health.
4) To keep up with exercise goals while traveling, learn some workouts that don’t require lots of extra equipment. Body weight workouts (push ups, squats, crunches, planks, tricep dips) are great for this purpose.
5) Pack nutritional, filling snacks to eat on the go. Even if you happen to stray a little bit from nutrition or exercise goals, you can at least keep your snacking on track. I’m a big fan of KIND snack bars because they’re gluten free, all-natural and contain five grains, which makes them both filling and yummy. Meals and food are such a big part of our holiday traditions, and to honor traditions is important for our families’ and friends’ memories. We are not about “throwing the baby out with the bath water;” we are about gently introducing new ways of celebrating family and friend holiday traditions without adding extra fanfare and stress.
I hope that you’ve gained some insights on my healthy living philosophy, and I’d love to read some of your tips and thoughts in the comments.
We are so thankful for all of you that follow our posts and love it when you comment your thoughts and suggestions that help us all at the holidays and all year long.
Living and loving life together,