Cookies and candies and cakes, oh my! The holiday season is full of tempting goodies that seem to pop up everywhere — your office, your home, even your mailbox. It’s a treat to indulge in your favorite snacks and sweets during the holidays, but overindulgence will make you feel sluggish and make those New Year’s resolutions even more challenging come January.
Allow yourself to enjoy your favorite holiday foods in moderation, but also be mindful about incorporating healthier options into your diet before January 1 arrives.
Healthy & Tasty Treats to Try
Satisfy your sweet tooth with naturally delicious dried fruit. Add dried blackberries, dried strawberries or dried red raspberries to your morning oatmeal instead of sugar. Munch on dried apples, dried apricots and dried bananas at your desk for a mid-afternoon snack instead of raiding the office cookie jar. Throw your favorite dried mixed fruit in the car for your commute or a long road trip instead of reaching for a candy bar.
Kale isn’t just a side dish anymore; it also makes an excellent salty snack. Try a sampler of our salty and crispy kale chips: sea salt and vinegar, vegan “cheese” and spicy miso are always popular. Kale chips are gluten-free and loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
Unsalted nuts are big in flavor but low in sodium. Keep a variety on hand for snacks or to sprinkle in salads or veggie side dishes. A few to try: supreme roasted mixed nuts, dry-roasted edamame, roasted organic pistachios and roasted macadamia nuts.
What are your favorite treats that match up with healthy eating habits?