Staying on track with your weight loss goals during the holidays can be hard with all of the tempting goodies around. If you don't want to pass on the sweet treats altogether, there are tweaks you can make to recipes to contribute to making them "healthier." My favorite holiday treat is Scandinavian Almond Bars! I love the almond taste and I wait for them all year! Here are three simple ways to make your treats a little healthier!
Swap out sugar with a natural alternative such as coconut sugar or raw honey. Natural sweeteners such as these (and agave, real maple syrup etc.) can be much sweeter than processed sugar, so play with your recipes and find the right amount for your swap.
You can also swap out the milk/cream/butter for non-dairy alternatives. Swap out cows milk for almond or coconut milk, cream for coconut cream (be care not to by the kind with added sugar!), and butter for coconut oil. If you are still wanting that buttery flavor, I l...
Do you find it hard to stay with your health goals during the holiday season? It can be difficult with all of the holiday parties (with loads of comfort foods!) to attend, family gatherings to show up to, and the stress of time being limited. Wish some tools in your belt, you can conquer the holidays without getting too far off track from your health goals.
Prepare yourself for the coming season. Go ahead and visit those Pinterest boards you pinned forever ago, find some healthy, easy recipes that can be your staples during this busy season, and get familiar with them. Prepare your plan for the week ahead of time and stick to it.
Also, prepare what you will allow. Are you going by the 90/10 rule where you eat healthy 90% of the time and splurge on that slice of pie 10% of the time? Prepare your mind off what you will allow, so that you know ahead of time what's "okay."
Ask for accountability, if you need it. If having someone holding you accountable will keep you on...