Part of the anticipation and tradition of the holidays is wrapped in food. And yet, each year so many of us put our favorite holiday foods on the naughty list, and feel nothing but guilt when we look at them. So this year while you’re busy creating a holiday health and wellness plan, ask yourself, are you up for the challenge of enjoyment?
Ever notice when you go to a party where they are serving beautifully arranged raw or roasted fruits and veggies that those healthier, delicious options go just as fast—or faster—than the other choices? Welcome to health and wellness at the holidays! Though we might think of the holidays as a time to over-indulge, let’s not forget that that people also enjoy nutrient rich options. Here are five ways to offer better choices at the party that most everyone is bound to love:
The freezer can be your best friend, no matter how busy, no matter the budget.
Who would ever say they aren’t interested in eating better? No one, that’s who. Who only purchases healthier foods every time they eat? Not everyone, that’s who. Reconciling our taste buds and our brains can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore. It doesn’t have to be.
If you use gps on your smart phone or have ever read a map, feel confident this means you can cook. Recipes are your culinary road map and help guide the process so you end up where you meant to be – with a complete, delicious dish.
If you have a health and wellness goal, how do you achieve it amidst all the food and nutrition chaos around us? Here are five things that should be on everyone’s health and wellness to do list for 2015: