Thanks to our friends at Made in Nature for sponsoring this post.
Having healthy holidays can be tough, especially when you are like me and love to get in the kitchen and bake sweets.
However, healthy holidays really are possible. With just a few simple tips, you can manage it while still having a great season!
Healthy holidays are no more than just a bit of constraint and effort and a lot of memory making and fun!
Healthy Holidays Tip #1:
Be sure to still get in your daily exercise. While it is a super busy month, commit to a bit of time each day to go on a walk, go to the gym or jump on the trampoline with the kids…snow clothes and all!
Exercise will release oxytocin the happy hormone. It will help you get through the stress that can come during the holiday season.
Healthy Holidays Tip #2:
Fill up on protein and veggies! That way, when the treats make their debut, you can eat in better moderation because you’ve already filled your body with good stuff.
Eating both veggies and protein can be hard especially with all the holiday travel and busyness. That’s why I love the NEW Veggie Pops from Made in Nature. They are crunchy, cravable and convenient!
Veggie Pops (and all Made In Nature snacks) are organic and vegan so no dairy – even though Veggie Pops come in big, bold flavors like “Sour Cream” & Onion, Broccoli Chedda and Salt & Pepper!
They are also packed with real, whole foods like kale, chickpeas, cauliflower, bell peppers, nuts, seeds and spices. #veggieslikewhoa
They aren’t puffed or fried and don’t have any added oils or sugar. And, they deliver the most satisfactory crunch pop after pop. With Veggie Pops, you also get 7-8 grams of plant-based protein per serving and 4 grams of fiber. Boom!
You’ve never snacked on veggies like this before and nobody will have to tell you to finish your veggies. They are delicious and are just real food too!
Healthy Holidays Tip #3:
Get enough sleep. Sleep is nearly as important for the health of your body as water so don’t skimp. Try to get enough sleep even when you are busy. You will be more productive during the day.
Healthy Holidays Tip #4:
Drink enough water. Staying hydrated will keep your energy up and will also keep your skin looking clear for all those holiday photos.
If you notice more headaches, it usually means you aren’t getting enough water. Also, limit alcohol intake.
Healthy Holiday Tip #5:
Keep from getting sick by washing your hands often and taking vitamins and herbs. I love taking elderberry (per my friend Shannon of Clean Eats Clean Treats recommendation).
The elderberry gummies are SO good and I swear by them!
I also take zinc tablets and drink real coconut water whenever possible. I feel like all of these things help me a lot!
See, just a few simple tips is all it takes! The best part is that to have healthy holidays, it’s not too tough at all.
Photos by Brittany of Haizel Creations