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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Merry Fitmas!

If you are like me, the holidays are not only a great time to get your shop on, but it is also the perfect time to devour all sorts of yummy goodness. Okay, let's be real, every day is a great day for me to eat.  But the holidays always pose an extra problem:  I'm busy. Really, busy.

So, how do I balance all of my holiday time consuming "To-Dos" with a healthy diet that fuels me to complete said tasks? Yesterday, fitness coach Katie Cheever shared some simple pointers for healthy living this holiday season. Today, she has an easy sample menu (snacks included) for those busy winter days.

Katie Cheever's Merry and Bright Sample Menu:

Breakfast- Smoothies are a great portable meal! Take 1 sccop protein (I use Shakeology), 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup water and 1tsp almond butter- blend with a few ice cubes.

Mid-morning snack- 1/2 cup granola (I like Kind granola or you could use Kashi Honey Flax cereal) 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, 3/4 cup low-fat Greek Yogurt, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup berries

Lunch- 2 corn tortillas, 3/4 cup ground turkey or chicken, 1 cup sauteed bell peppers, 10 baby carrot sticks

Snack- 1 cup veggies and 1/4 cup hummus or mashed avacado and a little salsa

Dinner- Maple glazed Salmon (bake at 375 for about 20 min with 1 tsp olve oil, 1 tsp maple syrup, a few shakes of onion, garlic and ginger powder and a bit of salt and pepper), 10 roasted asparagus spears

Snack- 1/2 cup frozen grapes (excellent treat for a late night snack and to cure a sweet tooth craving!)

Christmas Shopping SnacksGreat snacks to have on-the- go are an apple and 9 almonds or a Kind granola bar. Easy and portable and you’ll be happy you have on it on hand avoid hitting up the pretzel place or getting fast food in the mall!

Drinks:  Be sure to check out Katie's Mocktail from yesterday's post.

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