Whether you’re one of those folks who is still working your way through leftover Halloween candy you bought (or pilfered from your kid’s stash) or have already begun laying in a supply of seasonal candies selected from the massive display of treats at your local retailer, chances are this time of year brings more than the usual amount of sugar into your life. How much sugar is too much? It depends on whom you ask.
Posts Categorized: Healthy Holidays
There is one thing I consistently avoid during the holiday season. I refuse to give candy, chocolate or gourmet desserts as a gift. Okay, maybe it is the “dietitian side” of me that just can’t go there (and let’s be honest, most people would be surprised if I did), but honestly during a season of indulging and decadent foods, do we really need gifts that encourage more of the same?
Keeping Halloween indulgences reasonable can feel like a losing battle sometimes. We’ve got your back. Here are some of our favorite fun food and project ideas to help you keep Halloween a little more nutritious without any lost fun.
Does the holiday season give you more tummy trouble than usual? (And by this, I do not mean the increasing size of one’s tummy, but rather, increasing incidence of discomfort.) You’re not alone. With all the party food, higher-than-usual alcohol intake, and yes—stress—lots of times our GI systems bear the brunt of the season’s soirees. Here are a few ideas for minimizing tummy issues so you can feel healthy and ready for all the festive fun this season.
I’m blessed. I have a terrific, loving mom who has taught me invaluable lessons along our life’s journey as mother and daughter. Stand tall but do it gracefully. Be grateful for life’s blessings. Hold family close to your heart. Take time to gather around the table and share the day’s joys or burdens.
You’ve committed to throwing a holiday dinner party this year and you’re currently planning out your menu. Chances are, you know of at least one of your friends or family members who don’t eat meat (maybe more) and you feel paralyzed on how to create a crowd-pleasing menu.
With a few extra minutes of planning you’ll be able to easily adjust your menu to have offerings for everyone in attendance.
‘Tis the season. For roast turkeys, spiral-cut ham, nice juicy tenderloin, and a cup of holiday eggnog. Or not. Whether you (or your sister, cousin, or daughter)have been vegan since 15, or you’re curious about the health benefits associated with a mostly plant-based diet, everyone can benefit from an extra serving or two of vegetables during the holidays.