How to Make the Holidays Healthier!
- Posted on: Dec 10 2021
Healthy meals might not come to mind when you think of the holiday season. Many of us enjoy stuffing ourselves with foods that are full of ingredients that taste good, but may not be the best for our overall health.
However, there are easy ways to enjoy foods that bring you comfort and joy but are better for you! Here are some simple changes you can implement right now AND keep in mind through the season:
Use more spices – Plan on taking your dishes to the next level by adding more seasonings that improve the skin and body! Spices like cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, ginger, rosemary, and curry powder pack a powerful punch of antioxidants that benefit your health. Using these will also help you use less salt and butter, too.
Make veggies the main dish – If you choose to eat meat during the holiday season, consider making a smaller portion and feature colorful vegetable dishes as your main course of the meal. This will not only give your body the nutrients it needs, but also help fill you up more quickly so over-eating is less likely.
Choose whole grain over white – In many cultures, bread, rice, and pasta are common staples around the dinner table, and white bread is filled with refined carbohydrates, which can contribute to inflammation and other health problems. Pick whole grain or sprouted grain bread, brown pasta, and brown rice instead!
Swap sugary drinks for kombucha – Celebratory beverages like sparkling wine, soda, and even some sparkling water, contain too much sugar. Kombucha is a better option! This fermented drink contains probiotics which are great for your microbiome. Its sweet taste makes it a great substitute. Read the label before purchasing, however, as some brands contain a significant amount of sugar and even a tiny percentage of alcohol.
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My good friend and psychiatrist Dr. Brian Smith has written a fantastic book with the Reverend A. Trevor Sutton that acts as a practical guide for healthy digital habits. How do you use technology like social media without it using you?
With both theological and psychological wisdom, Redeeming Technology will guide you through rethinking your technology usage. Whether you are a Christian or not, I highly recommend this book!
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