Are you looking for some good holiday eating survival tips? Well, I’m here to help. Every year, millions of people eat at restaurants during the holiday season. And that is a great thing. It’s supposed to be a happy time for friends and family as well as the person who want to eat out.
But, what happens when you forget to prepare your meal, or, have chosen a menu that is not healthy for you? You may find yourself in a bit of a pickle. So, here are a few things to remember. If you follow them, you will be able to avoid this scenario.
Turkey – One of the best foods you can have on your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is turkey. And, if you are fortunate enough to live in a country where turkey is readily available, you should really consider having a whole-hog meal. In this case, make sure you choose the leanest meat you can find. This will ensure that your turkey is as flavorful as it can be.
Water – If you do not have any water available at home, make sure you get some. Not only does water help you feel full, it also regulates your body temperature. Without a drink to keep you hydrated, your energy levels could drop dangerously low. And that would spell disaster! !
Fruits – Again, water helps you feel full. Just as important, it also regulates your body temperature. If you do not eat fruits during the day, make an effort to have them for dinner. They are very filling and satisfying.
Vegetables – Always make sure you have fresh vegetables on hand. If you freeze them, they will become bitter. The bitter taste will remind you of the vegetable you have just defrosted. And that is never good.
grains – If possible, try to eat whole grains. These are better than refined grains. Whole grains have nutrients that are not lost when refined. They also leave you feeling full for a longer period of time. Try oats, barley and wheat bread.
And as with most holiday eating survival tips, remember to have a snack before you go to bed. This will give you the energy to make it through the night. If all else fails, make a hot drink of tea or coffee. You can have milk or water. But avoid sugar.
Fruit – The dark green and blue varieties are best. Do not eat pineapples, mangoes or bananas. And do not eat melons, pears or apples. These will add extra sugar to your diet.
Yogurt – Buy plain low fat yogurt. Avoid the fruit-flavored yogurts. Stick with the nonfat ones. You should be able to make sure your meal has all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
Bananas – Just like the pineapple, bananas are rich in potassium and are a good source of fiber. So eat them with a little bit of salt. Just make sure you do not have too much. Add some honey to sweeten them. Or add some honey with honey to drink.
Nuts – Almonds are another great source of nutrition. However, you need to make sure you read the labels on the nuts. Some have more sugar than others. Look for unsweetened ones.
Chicken – If you are at all worried about your waistline, then make some chicken dishes. I like to eat boneless, skinless thighs. This way, I get protein and the calories without having to eat any extra carbohydrates. Other than that, there is so much to try out. Keep these in your mind and you should be fine.