The holidays are a busy time of year, and it is easy to get off track of a healthy nutrition plan. With a bit of planning, you can stick to your goals and stay healthy through the holidays. Follow these five tips to help!
- Streamline your grocery shopping. Have a group of “core foods” that you keep on hand and stock up on. Shown here is my most recent grocery trip. All of these foods I use to create simple and healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks! When I’m busy, I keep my meals simple to prevent getting overwhelmed with my nutrition.
2. Eat at Home. You may seem busy and stressed this time of year, but it is quicker and healthier to eat at home. If you’ve stocked up on your core foods, you can put together a dinner in 15 to 20 minutes!
3. Pack To-Go Food. Going to be away from home for the day? Are you stopping for lunch or getting take out from work? Grab a few things to take along with you. You don’t need an elaborate cooler system, just an insulated bag will do. Throw in a few nutrition bars, some greek yogurt, a piece of fruit, and you’ve got a healthy lunch or snack!
4. Check out Pinterest. Pinterest is a great way to find quick and healthy meals that you can “Pin” onto your board to refer to later. No more stashing recipes in folders or notebooks, or trying to find them later on the internet. Save time by creating a “Healthy Weekday Meals” board that you can pull up anytime you need a fast and healthy meal idea. Check out my two boards “Weekday Healthy Meal Planning” and “Healthy Recipes” to give you ideas on getting started.
5. Enjoy the Holidays Responsibly. Enjoy special foods, special get togethers, family, friends, parties, and traditions. But don’t let that derail you for the entire month. If you have a party on a Friday night, enjoy it. But by having a good plan based on simple and healthy foods, you know you can eat well the other days and stay on track with your nutrition!
Remember, keep it simple when life gets hectic! A little bit of planning and stocking up at the grocery store can help you survive the holidays in a healthy way! Leave a comment if you have any other great tips!