It’s that time of year! The office Christmas parties and holiday gatherings are being planned and between you and your spouse, that means a lot of celebrating!
So here’s some advice. Before the celebrations begin, try eating a healthy diet leading up to those days, that way you won’t feel so guilty when you indulge in a cup of eggnog or a chocolate truffle. I’m not saying you should eat healthy now so you can enjoy a whole box of chocolates, or several helpings of eggnog! Everything in MODERATION.
This is also a good time to start and exercise routine. A 20 – 30 minute walk everyday is all you need but if exercise is something you haven’t done in a long time, breaking a walk up into two 15 minute walks per day may be a better option.
Healthy meals are easy to prepare when you have tasty recipe suggestions and here are just a few to help you out.
Skillet Chicken with Balsamic Greens – 330 calories per serving
This dish is packed full of flavour and iron rich greens and raisins. It’s the perfect healthy meal to get you on track!
Easy Chicken Stuffed Peppers – 240 calories per serving
These stuffed peppers are simple to assemble and freeze well so you can enjoy them for lunch or dinner.
Polenta Chicken Bake – 180 calories per serving
This recipe is loaded with healthy vegetables, lean ground chicken and paired with creamy polenta. It may taste like it’s rich but it only contains 180 calories per serving.
Smoked Paprika and Orange Chicken over Wilted Spinach – 340 calories per serving
The smoky and sweet flavour combination in this dish, paired with iron rich spinach make the perfect satisfying meal.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, especially while you are exercising and if you feel a snack attack coming on; grab some celery or carrot sticks to keep your appetite in check.