Healthy Holiday Tips, Tricks, and Recipes To Help Keep You On Track This Season!
Getting through the holidays while maintaining your health and wellness can be a challenge. There is a lot of temptation with food and drink, as well as very busy schedules that can throw off your routine.
Here are some tips, tricks, and recipes to help you stay on track this holiday season.
- Stay hydrated.
- Make time for exercise.
- Contribute a healthy dish to a party or gathering.
- Choose drinks wisely: stick to low calorie and low / no sugar drinks.
- Choose your splurges wisely: if you are looking to indulge a little, keep the portions small.
- Eat until you are satisfied : avoid overeating.
Here are some nutritious recipes that are not only healthy, but delicious too!
Roasted Butternut Squash Brown Rice Holiday Salad
•1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
•1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
•2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
•1/2 tsp. sea salt
•1/4 tsp. black pepper
•5 cups butternut squash
•1/2 cup dried cranberries
•1/4 cup red onion
•2 1/2 cups fresh spinach
•1 bag brown rice
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Place butternut squash on a rimmed baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle on a dash of salt. Roast for about 30 minutes, and until tender. Prepare all other ingredients. Cook brown Success® Rice according to package instructions and in a large bowl, combine pear, cranberries, onion and spinach.Once squash and rice has cooked, transfer both to large bowl with other ingredients and stir so that spinach wilts slightly from the heat of the squash and rice. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Salad can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Easy Holiday Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Cranberries
•1 lb. Brussels sprouts
•2 large carrots
•1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
•1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
•1 Tbsp. maple syrup
•1 tsp. rosemary leaves
•1 tsp. thyme leaves
•1/2 cup pecans
•1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
Directions: Preheat Oven to 400 F, Line baking sheet with parchment paper, mix ingredients (except pecans and cranberries) in a large bowl, Spread ingredients onto baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes then stir veggies to help cook them evenly. Stir in Pecans and let bake for another 5-10 minutes (until veggies look caramelized and pecans are slightly toasted). Remove from oven and stir in cranberries. Serve while warm.
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes