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?

Morning Food Made Easy

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Another early morning and another growling stomach. I guess they come hand-in-hand at this point.

Every morning I feel as if my stomach is this empty pit that will never be filled, well not until lunch time of course (if 2:30 PM counts as lunch time). It’s just crying out Continue reading

10 Foods that Want to Help with Finals

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Well, here it is . . . every college student’s favorite time of the year. Finals. Oh, joy.

Here are some awesome foods that can help you be a finals genius:

1. These chocolate covered acai berries with blueberry really want you to finally go get your computer and open it up.

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2. The peanut butter needs you to stop staring at the wall immediately and start focusing on what you need to do, with love of course. Continue reading

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!