Health Concepts Nutrition Holiday Challenge Week Three: Surviving the Holiday Party!
Posted Dec 02 2013 3:52pm
You made it through Thanksgiving and only five weeks until the new year. Today is the day to recommit to your holiday weight maintenance goal. You have heard when the “going gets tough, the tough get going”. Now is the time to get tough. The parties begin in the weeks ahead. If you are a guest there are several things that you can do to prevent over-eating. Here are a few ideas
-Use small party plate if it is appetizer only. Smaller dinner plate if it is dinner.
-Be selective & prioritize, only pick the most special, seasonal items.
-When you fill your plate, make sure that none of your food is touching.
-Only go through the line once, unless you want dessert & pick one small piece.
-Keep a focus on fruits and veggies.
-Stay away from the table.
-Keep your focus on the reason for the celebration, not the food.
If you are hosting your own holiday party. Here are some great theme ideas for your party that are easy, fun, tasty and healthy. http://www.vatsalas.com/2011/04/middle-eastern-vegeterian-party-platter.html http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/parties/dinner-parties/taco-party-recipes#slide-1 http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/how-roll-fresh-spring-rolls/
For dessert? We will talk about desserts in the coming weeks but fruit cut and displayed beautifully makes a healthy choice. Or how about just a few tiny cookies or a few pieces of chocolate in a beautiful dish. Just enough for a serving for everyone. Have a healthy week and stayed tuned!