The holidays are surrounded with family, fun, and FOOD. It’s a hearty combination that makes the holiday season the special time of year that it is.
However, the food part of this combo. almost always tends to be in excess, with heavy and unhealthy choices seemingly everywhere you go. With cookies always at your fingertips, it can be challenging to keep your belly from looking like Santa’s.
So if you want to keep your figure looking more like the Sugar Plum Fairy’s rather than Santa’s or Frosty’s, then it’s extra important that you consciously make healthy food choices during and after the holidays. The best time to start making these choices? Right when you wake up of course!
Eating a healthy breakfast will start you off on the right foot and help you set a pattern for the remainder of your day. Plus, with family gatherings and holiday parties often filling up afternoons and evenings, breakfast is that one meal where you can fully control its makeup. So keep it light, and don’t let a fatty breakfast be just another meal that weighs you down.
Fruit plates are always one of my favorites. Fruit is naturally light, so you can eat a ton of it without packing in too many calories. Plus, fruit’s full of color. Taking just a few minutes to slice it up and arrange it on your plate can turn your morning meal into a breakfast that really can’t be beat. Make sure to pair your fruit plate with some yogurt and/or a few nuts. The added protein will help hold your appetite till lunch, keeping those cookies from sabotaging you mid-morning.
What’s your favorite light and healthy breakfast (other than oatmeal…we all know oats are a great morning starter!)?