9 Healthy Holiday-Eating Strategies

9 Healthy Holiday-Eating Strategies

  • Healthy Holiday-Eating

While the holidays can be overwhelming, we’ve gathered some tips to help you navigate the most wonderful time of the year and make smart decisions! Here are 9 healthy holiday-eating strategies, from choosing the right foods to limiting your temptations.

 

    • Bring your own food
    • Don’t go hungry to the mall
    • Keep track of what you eat
    • Eat before you go to a party
    • Keep healthy snacks at the office
    • Manage portion size
    • Control your environment
    • Keep up the exercise
    • Choose your indulgences

 

https://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/eat-healthy-during-holidays#bring-your-own-food

Holiday Artichoke Dip

  • Holiday Artichoke Dip

Whether you’re staying in or going to a holiday party, this hot artichoke dip is the perfect healthy addition to any menu.

 

Holiday Hot Artichoke Dip

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 ounces green chiles
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 can artichokes, drained and chopped
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp liquid aminos
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt

 

Instructions

  1. On medium high heat, sauté onions, red bell pepper, chiles and garlic in a tablespoon of oil. When onions have become transparent, add in the artichokes and sauté for a few more minutes.
  2. In a blender, combine cashews and water and process until smooth. Add in lemon juice, liquid aminos, nutritional yeast and salt, blending well. Slowly add remaining olive oil to blender, blending well until smooth.
  3. Add the blended mixture to the skillet, stirring to combine. Cook until artichoke mixture is heated through. Transfer to a baking dish and place under a broiler for a few minutes in a 350-degree preheated oven until lightly browned.
  4. Served with bread of your choice.

Bread crumb topping option:

Mix ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs with tbsp. olive oil to produce a mixture that sticks together. Sprinkle over artichoke dip. Add paprika and bake as directed in recipe.

Mom Time is the Best Time

  • Mom Time

Tis the season to spend time with family! One study shows the more time you spend with your mom, the longer she’ll live. Loneliness is a significant factor in the decline of quality of life in older adults, including risk of depression, health problems and cognitive impairment. So, what are you waiting for? Spend some quality time with your family this season.

https://www.simplemost.com/study-shows-the-more-time-spend-mom-longer-shell-live/?utm_campaign=shrd&utm_medium=partner&utm_source=facebook&utm_partner=shrd

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