Due to a host of factors including sometimes not drinking enough water, making a few detours from my usual clean eating, healthy fare, and these pesky fibroid tumors that I have — things can sometimes move a bit slow, if you know what I mean.
And I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been at a host of family functions and parties where there’s been a bevy of food. I’ve literally been working on practicing what I preach — avoiding holiday overindulgence and the weight gain that comes with it. Doesn’t mean I’ve totally avoided eating some super rich foods but I’ve been trying only small samples to whet my appetite and avoid going overboard. I’ve also been working on the idea that holidays aren’t only about food — they’re also about enjoying the company of our family and friends.
But when it comes to clean eating and keeping things moving during the holiday season, I’m a big fan of eating as many raw veggies as possible. To me, that’s one of the most powerful ways I keep myself regular. Even though it happens to be frigidly cold today and more warm foods would naturally be in order, I can’t help but create a beautiful green salad along with the other items I’m making for a family birthday dinner that we’re hosting.
The good news is that there are lots of ways to get more raw fruits and veggies in your diet during the holiday season. Here are just a few ideas:
- bring raw veggies and hummus to a holiday party
- make a delicious raw smoothie with fresh fruit and a serving or two of raw kale or spinach thrown in
- juice your favorite veggies and fruit like cucumber, celery, kale, apples and ginger
- cut up bell peppers and cucumbers for snack time instead of high fat treats like cheese and crackers
- create a raw salad with your favorite lettuce and added some roasted vegetables on top for a nice mix of flavors and textures
What’s your strategy to keep things moving during the holidays and feel your best? What are you doing to ensure you’re eating enough raw fruits and vegetables?