How to avoid overindulging while still enjoying lots of great food this season
Maintaining a healthy diet over the holidays can seem like a huge challenge, but it really is possible – if you can find your balance. Research shows that the average American adult gains 2 pounds during the holiday season. That might not sound like a lot, but it still can inconveniently weigh you down.
The holidays are meant to be a cheerful time filled with family, friends and lots of great food! We don’t want you feeling guilty or struggling not to give in to temptation at every family gathering or holiday party you attend, so we’ve put together some tips for healthy holiday eating.
Don’t Skip Meals
Skipping meals during the day may result in overeating later. It’s especially important to have breakfast – research shows that those who eat a healthy meal in the morning tend to consume fewer calories throughout the day. Let PB2 help you with some breakfast recipe inspiration you’ll thoroughly enjoy!
Peanut Butter Pancakes
These protein-packed pancakes are sure to put a smile on your face! Start your morning strong with this warm, nutritious breakfast. Get the recipe here.
Snack on Things That Are Healthy
Snacking on small bites and modest plates throughout the day can help you stick to a mindful eating plan even during the most-tempting times of the holidays. Plus, if you’re running back and forth to the grocery store or lending a helping hand in the kitchen, you’ll want to keep some healthy, energy-boosting snacks nearby, to power you back up.
Almond Protein Balls
Making a delicious and nutritious snack has never been easier. These tasty, low-carb Almond Protein Balls are bursting with high-quality, feel-good ingredients. Get the recipe here.
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
Sweets often dominate the food pyramid during the holiday season, and we would never stand in the way of you giving in to your sweet tooth. We just recommend enjoying those decadent desserts in moderation. PB2 is here to help you indulge in sweet treats while keeping you on track with your health routine. Here are a couple of our favorites.
Peanut Butter Pie
This easy-to-prepare, creamy pie consists of a rich, gluten-free and keto-friendly chocolate crust and a peanut butter filling. Plus, this pie can be made up to four days ahead of time and stored in the fridge – perfect for holiday party planning! Get the recipe here.
We recommend serving this dip with pretzels, honey, and chocolate graham crackers. But if you want to lean toward the lighter side, you could make it as an accompaniment to apples or bananas, instead. This easy dip also delivers functional and nutritional benefits, thanks to one of our latest products, PB2 Pre + Probiotic Peanut Powder. So you won’t have to feel guilty when you eat the whole dip in one sitting! Get the recipe here.
Eat What You Love. Love What You Eat.
This is our motto, and we swear by it. Focus on eating the foods that you love and skipping the ones that you don’t. You’ll feel satisfied and proud of yourself for staying mindful of what you’re consuming!