Christmas dinner is a time to spend time with your family, catch up with your loved ones, and of course, enjoy some delicious food. For many of us, the holiday season is a time to let loose and forget about our fitness and health goals. After all, New Years is right around the corner and those resolutions have never been closer. Just because the New Year is almost here doesn’t mean you have to abandon your goals. You can stay fit and healthy through the holidays and enjoy the feasts with delicious healthy meal alternatives. If you want to learn more about how to stay healthy this holiday season with your nutrition and exercise, come into your local Five Seasons Family Sports Club!
Appetizers and Drinks
The perfect holiday party has delicious food and drinks from start to finish. Finding delicious and healthy appetizers can be tough, but there are a few options that are sure to turn heads. You can quickly throw together some delicious beet bruschetta with goat cheese and basil. Not only is this appetizer is packed with fiber, vitamin A, and potassium, but the red of the beets and green of the basil is festively colored!
For your drinks and cocktails, festive colors are the way to go! A delicious fruit punch or eggnog is perfect for anyone looking to avoid alcohol. If you are interested in making a holiday cocktail, a few tried and true options will spice up your holiday dinner. A simple old fashioned is a strong option, or you can get creative and make a deliciously festive candy cane martini. A little bit of creativity can go a long way, and often times less is more when it comes to great drinks.
Although holiday traditions may call for ham, there are plenty of delicious alternatives that are much better for you. Ham, beef, and all red meats are full of iron, which is good for you, but it is also chocked full of fat and cholesterol. If you are looking for a delicious alternative to holiday ham, you can easily bake a chicken or turkey depending on how many people you are feeding. As you probably experienced during Thanksgiving, turkey is a big hit, especially when it is done right. If you are cooking chicken or turkey in an attempt to stay healthy, it is best to stick to the white meat. White meat is full of lean protein and has much less fat content than dark meat. A Christmas turkey is sure to impress your guests and help you stay healthy at the same time!
The holidays don’t have to be a time of gaining weight and losing motivation. You can easily stick with your exercise and eating goals while eating delicious food. If you are looking for more nutrition advice or want to start the New Year off right, come into your local Five Seasons Family Sports Club today!