Last night's weekly twitter chat was a festive #HealthyHolidays theme with lots of great tips and ideas for a healthy holiday season. Below is a recap of some of the highlights.
Favorite Holiday Recipes
On the chat everyone shared some of their favorite holiday recipes. My latest favorite holiday-themed recipe is definitely this tomato and mozzarella salad that @DoleTweets shared in last week's #HealthyHolidays chat, click here to get the recipe from Dole. Pictured above. Here are some other tips:
- @greenchef shared toast with mashed avocado with a pinch of salt
Healthy Snacks to Keep Around
One of the questions during last night's chat was what healthy snacks do you like to keep around over the holidays. The group on the chat mentioned: hummus and veggies, spiced Georgia pecans, cashews and dried apples, and pistachios/nuts.
Giving and Getting Fun Food Gifts
Overall it seemed like most everyone loves to give and get fun food gifts - from wine to snacks to homemade treats. Here's a recap of some of the favorites mentioned:
- @LeahMcGrathRD - made cranberry almond pistachio granola this year!
- @livligahome - makes sauces and jams from oranges she picks from her trees!
- @abelis44 - loves looking for cute baskets and fun foods, makes great gifts
- @nella22 - makes homemade vanilla extract
- @DietitianSherry - mentioned spice rubs as a favorite
To wrap up the chat everyone shared some #MondayMotivation tips to get ready for 2016. Here is what @bxtraining shared: possess balance between work, family, finance and fitness. Eat intelligently. Continue praying for family & good health.
For more tips and ideas to help you have the healthiest holiday season yet: Healthy Holiday Tips Round Up (recipe ideas & more), Holiday Tips: Survival & Challenge, Holiday Tips: The Drinks, and Holiday Tips: Portion Control.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! If you're on twitter, join me, next Monday from 9 - 10 p.m. EST to chat #SimplyNutrition to get motivated for 2016.