Holiday Tips: Round-up

Today I'm bringing you a round-up of some of the great tips shared during the #HealthyHolidays Twitter chat last night!

Great quick tips from the chat included (& remember to check out some of these great people on twitter)! 

Healthy snack ideas that were shared to take on road trips included: turkey jerky, whole grain crackers & cheese, yogurt, bananas, Kind Snacks bars, nuts, homemade trail mix, or dried fruit.

@CuseSportsRD shared to check out the @greatlist #holidayfit challenge! Here's a link to the GreatList's web site for more information: http://greatist.com/move/just-do-something-challenge

Both @bxtraining & @JWLevitt shared that trying new yoga places when they travel helps give them more challenging workouts! I have to say I love to try and do this as well.

@Tiffbachusfit shared: Give yourself a break. When the stress of the holidays have you ready to scream, give yourself a much needed timeout

A tip from @EWardRD was to enjoy your food! Here is a link to 20 healthy holiday recipes on Liz's blog, click here.

  Above photo from Elizabeth Ward's blog, with permission

Above photo from Elizabeth Ward's blog, with permission

Another great post I found on twitter last night was from @Deb_Lowther it was her healthy chips post! Click here to check out Deb's blog post and recipes for healthier chips like: apple cinnamon chips, and more.

Then last but not least, it came up that apple pie is a holiday favorite for some! Here's myBaked Apple Pie Parfait recipe... a healthier twist on apple pie from my book Skinny-Size It!

Baked Apple Pie Parfaits

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 medium McIntosh, Golden Delicious (or other varieties good for baking) apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 ounces low fat vanilla yogurt

¼ cup KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia & Quinoa (or similar granola)

Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Place the apple slices in a small mixing bowl, add the agave nectar and cinnamon, and toss to coat. Transfer the apples to a baking sheet. 3. Bake the apples for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are tender. 4. Serve the baked apples over vanilla yogurt and garnish with the granola.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 230 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 65 milligrams sodium, 53 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams fiber, 39 grams sugar, 5 grams protein 

Have you sign-up for my #HealthyHolidays challenge? If not, click here to sign-up today! 

 

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