This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
The holidays are my favorite time of the year. I love the family time and celebrating, but I don’t love the extra weight that seems to be hanging around come January. This year I’m attempting to be more proactive with my holiday plans and trying to combat the weight gain with a few healthy holiday swaps.
Being healthy is all about choices and today I’m going to share with you a few easy, healthy choices that you can make this holiday season in order to have a fitter and more fabulous new year.
Swap Your Post Holiday Meal Nap for a Walk
Most people enjoy taking a nice long nap or watching football after a big holiday meal, but what if you gathered a few willing family members and went on a nice long walk instead? We used to do this at my grandma’s house after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner every year and it’s one of my favorite memories. Get the kids, some willing adults, bundle up and burn some of those extra calories while having fun!
Swap High Carb Options for Veggies
This one may sound strange, but trust me, it’s doable. Bread really packs on the calories and swapping it out for veggies when you can is an amazing way to keep those pesky holiday pounds at bay.
One of the best ways to do this is to check out the full selection of healthy options that Green Giant has to offer in the freezer section at Wal-Mart such as their Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Harvest Protein Bowls, Little Green Sprout’s Organics and so much more!
I personally love the whole line of products, especially the Cauliflower Pizza Crust that is made with 80% cauliflower. This pizza crust would be the perfect swap for a fun holiday family movie night. It offers incredible convenience with no prep work and lower calories than regular crust.
I really enjoyed this pizza crust and was surprised at how bread like it really was with so much pizza flavor. I hope you’ll try it and see for yourself. I will definitely be purchasing it again in the near future because who doesn’t like pizza that you can feel good about eating during the holidays??
Swap Heavy Appetizers for Healthier Options
Instead of filling your plate with bread and cheese at your next holiday party, why not look for healthier options such as nuts, popcorn, fruit, vegetables or salads? If you’re afraid that healthy options won’t be available, then just bring them yourself. Most people are happy to see a little green mixed in between the heavy, calorie filled appetizers and desserts during the holidays.
Swap Calorie Filled Drinks for Water or Tea
Calorie filled drinks are an easy way to really pack on the pounds during the holidays. They may taste good in the moment, but are they worth the extra weight in the end?? Pick water or unsweet tea instead and your waistline will thank you come New Year’s Day. You could also brew up a cup of holiday flavored herbal tea instead of hot chocolate for a fun guilt-free treat.
Swap High Calorie Dips for Salsa or Hummus
Creamy mayo based dips can really pack in the calories. A great swap here is to choose salsa or hummus instead. These dips are a great swap because they’re high in nutrients and low in calories. They’re also full of flavor and a fun holiday party food.
I hope you enjoyed these easy holiday swaps. What would you add to the list? I’d love to know! Leave a comment below.