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Healthy, Holiday Season Tips

December is full of gatherings, celebrations, and loads of delicious food, making it easy to overindulge. You may be tempted to skip lunch so you can splurge on your favorite holiday treats or to ? 'make room for a holiday dinner but that mentality may result in overeating. The best thing you can do this holiday season is to be mindful of what you eat throughout the day; eating meals that keep you feeling full and satisfied. Here are some healthy meal options to consider:
  • Fruit, cottage cheese, graham crackers with peanut butter
  • Omelet with veggies and whole wheat toast
  • A bowl of oatmeal with fruit and nuts
  • Breakfast parfait with Greek yogurt, fruit and granola (recipe below!)
  • Soup and half a sandwich or soup and a salad
  • A colorful salad with protein (ham, egg whites, walnuts), dressing and a roll
Check back next week for more healthy, holiday season tips!

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait Ingredients
  • _ cup chilled pumpkin puree
  • _ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • _ tsp cinnamon
  • _ cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Chia seeds (or just nutmeg if you want)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (whey or soy)
  • 2 Tbsp Old Fashioned Oats
Directions
  1. Mix the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice into the pumpkin puree in a small bowl. In a separate bowl mix the yogurt, protein and chia.
  2. Get out a parfait glass (or a regular glass) and layer; pumpkin, yogurt mixture, pumpkin, yogurt mixture, then top with oats
  3. You could replace pumpkin with other fruit such as mashed banana
Posted by vivadmin at 12/10/2013 9:26:00 PM
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