Let’s be honest, eating healthy over the holidays can be the hardest task to accomplish. The key word here is going to be balance. Whether you’re traveling, hosting a big meal or hitting up holiday parties – we got you covered with healthy eating tips.
When You’re on the Go
If you’re traveling over the holidays, eat a healthy, well-balanced meal at home before you leave for your trip. Also, make a healthy snack pack filled with portable foods like nuts, apples, hummus and vegetables and low-sugar granola or protein bars. If you need to eat out, head to a local grocery store instead of a fast food location for healthier, whole food options.
Portions at Parties
You’re at a party and there are trays of cheese, mini appetizers and cookies. They’re small so they can’t have too many calories, right? Wrong. Try to keep a count of how many bite-size appetizers you’re eating. One easy way to manage portions is to use a smaller plate. Also, make sure you’re filling up at least half your plate with healthy options to maintain a balance.
Navigating Holiday Feasts
Skip the pre-dinner breads and strategically placed dishes of nut mixes and candies. This will save hundreds of calories and you now have room to indulge in the decadent, once-a-year dishes you truly enjoy. Savor in moderate proportions and avoid second helpings.