Healthy Eating During the Holidays

You may be on the go quite a bit this holiday season, tons to do at work, shorter daylight hours may make the days seem shorter (I know that’s true for me). Maybe you’re seeing more treats around the office every week plus all those fancy pumpkin and peppermint fancy (read: high calorie bomb) lattes can be fun sometimes but adding as a staple to your daily eating can result in tighter pants, more blemishes on skin, crankier moods, headaches, and lower quality sleep. Totally not worth it after all right?

So, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite eats lately. Winter time makes me crave comfort foods like no other time of the year. These eats are nutrient dense, easy to make, and taste great (i.e. craveable).

#1 Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe: Wash sweet potato then cut in half then slice length wise using a really sharp knife (careful not to cut your fingers). Toss with coconut oil, sea salt, and cinnamon. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes. Store leftovers in fridge, they taste great chilled too.

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#2 Green Drink

I love a green juice or smoothie. This one I’m calling green drink because it’s something to have in place of water or tea, not a meal replacement or snack.

Recipe: 1 cup water, 2 cups greens (spinach, leaf lettuce, swiss chard), 1/2 cup frozen mango. Blend until smooth, then sip your way to gorgeous skin and more energy.

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#3 Apple slices with avocado

I love apples. I love avocado. Just last week I decided to enjoy them together, wow what a treat! Crunchy and creamy together, heavenly.

Recipe: Slice up an apple, cut avocado in half. Scoop out avocado with apple slices.

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#4 Millet toast with avocado and apple

I had to take my avocado and apple creation to the next level with some delicious millet toast. I only find this at Whole Foods (in the freezer section), it’s called Millet Special made by Deland Bakery www.delandbakery.com. It’s the best gluten free bread in my opinion, few ingredients and yeast free.

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What are your favorite eats this time of year? Please share in the comments below, I’d love to know.

To your healthy eating,

XOXO, Pam

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