I will never diet, fast, cleanse or detox before during or after the holiday.... or anytime of the year. EVER.
Unless you are microwaving a frozen turkey dinner or buying store-bought pumpkin pie, I'd imagine that most people out there would enjoy grandma's cobbler or your family members secret gravy for the turkey.
Oh - and Campy loves the holiday's as well.....especially when anyone "accidentally" drops something.
22 g fat (14 g saturated fat)
95 g sugar
I'm all for the holiday eats and being super creative in the kitchen.
I have a few recipes that I created yesterday for two holiday edition of my normal HeartWise (for men and women) class that I teach at Baptist Medical Center Beaches as a clinical Registered Dietitian. It's important to me that although I am speaking to a room of heart attack victims and individuals who are at risk for cardiovascular disease that they do not leave the room feeling overwhelmed or restricted with their food but instead inspired that they have a new way of living life - yes - for many it's a new lifestyle and way of thinking about food but it isn't until you have to make time for illness that you are reminded of how important it is to take care of your health. Prevention is cheaper than medicine.... and it tastes/feels better too :)
The creations were well-received so I thought I'd add a little inspiration to your holiday menu (or daily eats).....enjoy!
(very garlicky! If you'd like a little less garlic, use 1 head of garlic)
CARROTS, SNAP PEAS, BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, WASA WHOLE GRAIN CRACKERS
½ cup orange juice
1 ½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
2 cups barley
2 tsp grated orange zest
1 large green apple - chopped
1 large red apple - chopped
1. Cook barley according to package.
2. Combine orange juice, vinegar, orange zest and mint leaves in a bowl and combine.
3. Add barley and apples dressing and stir until coated.
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.