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Eating Healthy as we approach the holidays!!!

I wanted to share some tips with you as we head into the busy holiday season.

Smoothies. So fast, just pour some coconut water,almond milk, rice milk or hemp milk into the blender, then throw in your fruits (we stock up on frozen fruit) AND some veggies (spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few). Add some protein if you like (hemp seed or chia seed, or maybe a scoop of protein powder) and some healthy fats (avocado, coconut milk,). For extra flavor, add some vanilla extract or dash of cinnamon.

Salads. Chop up a bunch of lettuce – romaine or red leaf – and add some spinach. Pile on some other veggies – tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, sliced beets, bell peppers, onions…whatever you like. Add some protein. Choose pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cooked organic chicken breast, kidney beans, sprouts, a hard-boiled egg, or wild salmon. Make a quick dressing with stone-ground mustard, olive oil, and a couple sprays of Bragg’s Amino Acids (or just a bit of sea salt if you don’t have Bragg’s or can’t find it). Toss it all together and eat. If you chop the veggies in bulk you can make a couple salads at a time, don’t add the dressing to them yet, and they usually last a couple days. You can store them in a mason jar!

Snacks. My husband and I booth have a cooler like this: (you start by filling it with non refrigerated items)

You can fill it with healthy snacks. Some ideas: nuts and seeds, nut butter single serve packets, goji berries, seaweed snacks, a health or homemade bar, apples (other fruits, chia pudding, smoothie, coconut oil and cinnamon, avocado's, and don’t forget water!

Know where you can get healthy take-out. This could be from a nearby restaurant or you could find a place that prepares healthy food! No, it’s not quite as cheap as buying and preparing it yourself, but if you are a busy person (OR you just don’t enjoy cooking) and would just spend the money on junky fast food or pizza delivery, then it’s a much better value.

It’s always the small habits that add up. With the holidays approaching, we all need some quick healthy options!

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