Holiday Healthy Eating

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FOOD. FOOD. FOOD.

Basically my thought process during the holidays . . . Is that bad?

Well, yes, it is sort of bad when I’m trying to be healthy, which I’m sure a lot of you are trying to do. I find it SO difficult to eat healthy during the holidays with all of the treats my grandmother is basically shoving down my throat, in a good way of course.

So we have all of these grand ideas of healthy holiday recipes with low fat ingredients, and gluten free this and that, but cooking that way seems to never tastes the way it should. I’m sure you can still enjoy holiday treats in a healthy way, but is it the same? I don’t know. That’s up to you.

I mean sure, healthy recipes can do wonders during the holidays, but the biggest problem I see is the family getting together, which means cooking in bulk. When you cook in bulk, you need to be able to satisfy everyone. Adding a healthy recipe to the mix can cause some issues!

And come on, don’t you want to indulge during the holidays? It’s a time to be jolly and merry . . . And who isn’t when they’re eating their favorite holiday treats?

I guess it seems like I am trying to persuade you to eat unhealthy foods during the holidays (which I am), but for your sake let’s talk about some of the awesome things that come out of eating healthy.

Well, when you eat healthy you don’t have to worry about the effects the unhealthy foods will have on your mind and body, which can definitely be a huge plus. Maybe you won’t need to take that trip to the gym you were planning on New Year’s Eve?

Healthy foods also tend to not be as heavy in your stomach, so maybe you can eat more healthy treats? I hope that’s a real thing . . .

Maybe, just maybe we can find a happy balance between all of the holiday treats we’ll be having in just a couple weeks. You can still take that trip to the gym, but you won’t have to stress over it.

Remember, the holidays really are a time to slow down, be with the ones you love, and enjoy everything about life. Don’t forget that. And PLEASE try not to worry about what you’re eating.

Now that I think about it, is it really that important?

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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… or the devil. Nothing makes me more sick than buffalo chicken pizza, BUT it’s just so good. Sometimes it’s hard for those of us with sensitive stomachs to eat all of that hot sauce, cheese, bread, or even chicken if you are vegetarian. We need to remember that there are substitutions we can make for any of these ingredients. You just need to look for other recipes and think outside of the box!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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My mouth is watering thinking about how delicious this pizza tasted. It was a homemade buffalo chicken pizza, made by my dad. He used fresh dough, grilled chicken, hot sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Then, I proceeded to dip each slice of my pizza into ranch dressing… YUM! I need to learn his exact recipe so I can share it with you all.

Cheesy Goodness

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Yummy grilled cheese with tomato soup is an easy, cheap meal that almost anyone can make. I got all of my ingredients at Walmart, all THREE of my ingredients. It cost less than $10 for multiple meals. So I bought a loaf of bread, a package of cheese slices, and a few cans of Campbell’s tomato soup, since I don’t really have the time or skills to make my own.

I’m thinking I’ll make a plain old grilled cheese and eat it with my canned tomato soup, but instead I found this great recipe to make grilled cheese dippers! It took the same ingredients, but changed it around a little:

  1. Cut the crust off of 8 pieces of bread
  2. Use a rolling pin to roll them flat
  3. Put 1 slice of cheese on each piece of bread
  4. Roll up each piece of bread with the cheese on it and place it on a pan on top of the stove heated at medium
  5. Cook until light brown and flip each over until in looks light brown on both sides
  6. Simultaneously cook the tomato soup until it reaches a boil
  7. When they are both finished, pour the soup into two bowls and put the grilled cheese dippers on a plate and share with a friend!

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A very delicious meal! Plus it was easy to make.