Conscious Eating During the Holidays

We know that overloading on sugary treats and processed finger foods is harmful to our health. It can lead to fatigue, brain fog, and weight gain during a time that’s meant to be joyful and upbeat.  The holiday season is in full swing, which means parties and gatherings with an array of food choices. The good news is that there are definitely ways to keep the holiday season healthy while still taking part in the festivities and having fun!

You don’t have to be “perfect” with your eating to stay healthy during the holidays, but putting in a little extra effort can make sure you feel energetic and excited during this busy time!  We suggest using an 80/20 intention.  Eat nutritious supportive food 80% of the time and especially during the holidays allow yourself 20% of enjoyment and flexibility.  Don’t show up hungry at a party, bring your own more nutritious treat if you are able, and if you’re going to indulge – ENJOY IT FULLY!  If you judge yourself and what you’ve done – that emotion and energy in your body is far worse than the food you’ve eaten.  Be kind to yourself – you deserve it!!

One great way to support yourself is to get in the kitchen and create your own healthier treats to share with friends and family.  Or you can get healthy treats from your favorite organic grocery store.  You’ll be able to indulge and be proud of yourself that you are taking small steps towards more nutritious treats ~ make sure to appreciate yourself with each step!!  And you might even inspire someone else with your healthy choices and how you care for your body.  And when you show others that healthy eating can be delicious, you’ll be spreading the “ripple effect” all season long!

Here’s one of our favorite recipes for the fall and holidays.:

Celebrate Prana Pumpkin Soup:
Healthy, Yummy & Quick!pumpkin_soup-313x207

We get all the ingredients from Trader Joe’s or a local market.

  • 2 cans organic pumpkin, squash or sweet potato
  • 1 can organic coconut cream
  • 4-5 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1/2 – 1 cup cashew butter or almond butter

Mix all ingredients together and heat.  Add curry powder & pepper to taste.  YUM!!  ????

What is your favorite nutritious yummy and healthy recipe?  Please share below: