Stay on Track with Delicious Food for a More Delectable You!
Wow! Did you know that the average holiday meal contains 4000-4500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat?! That’s a few FULL days’ worth of food for most people in just ONE sitting! No wonder people go into “food coma” at holiday meals.
It’s challenging enough to stay on track in the easiest of times. Just when we think we have control of it all…bang! holidays like Thanksgiving (or Christmas or Hanukkah, Fourth of July, birthdays, weddings, or other special events) show up, sending you on a downward spiral of overeating and overindulging. Before you know it, you’ve lost total control and just the idea of getting back on track seems like an up-hill battle!
When it comes to a holiday buffet or sit-down dinner, it’s important to feel in control without feeling deprived. Holiday parties after all are about being loved ones and friends of course, a time to celebrate life, love, and all your blessings with lots of yummy food. I love tradition as much as the next person and especially love to cook during the holidays, whether it’s for my guests or because I’m taking a dish to a friend’s house. My family has their favorites, of course, they have their annual requests! That’s why I’ve spent years creating healthier versions of traditional favorites. I also love to introduce them to new dishes…that’s how we’ve found our family favorites and each year we seem to add to the list!
There is absolutely no need to sacrifice on flavor, tradition, or your health during the holidays. In fact, lighter, better-for-you versions of old favorites are usually very appreciated. No one enjoys that feeling of having to pop open the buttons on their clothing after a meal or being confined to the sofa to digest. No one enjoys a food coma!
So as you get ready for Christmas, Hanukkah, or your New Year’s Day celebration, I hope you’ll enjoy some of the recipes in this eBook. A sample menu is included to inspire you for your menu planning. Use these or the extra recipes to build your own holiday menu
As you’re planning, look to see where you can prep in advance so you have more time to enjoy your family and friends and still enjoy the satisfaction of creating a meal to be remembered! I’ve also packed in some great tips that can be used, year-round to stay on your journey to be healthy by design!
Enjoy a feast!