Nutrition During the Holidays

By Kristi Goode https://lovelivinlowsugar.com


The holidays can be hectic for anyone. Whether you're trying to stay on track with your current wellness goal or ready to make a new goal that leads to healthier habits. There are many actions that you can take to maintain structure and balance with your nutrition goal during the holidays. Here are a few realistic approaches.


First, try not to make it all about the food. Enjoy your time with your family. Play games, watch movies, catch up (even if it's over zoom), relax and try to de-stress. Take time to strengthen your relationship with others. This can be a great boost for your overall well-being. You may be surprised by how much fun you'll have without the food. Also, relaxing makes it easier for your body to digest food and assists with hunger cues. Sometimes we tend to indulge in more treats and sweets because we're stressed from the holiday.

Second, swap healthier options for sides. Everyone loves a good traditional family casserole. Try making a healthier version of sweet potato or green bean casserole. Swap out freshly roasted green beans with almonds or pecans for green bean casserole. Swap out freshly roasted sweet potatoes (or mashed) dusted with cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup, for sweet potato casserole that is usually made with lots of sugar and marshmallows!