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Healthy holiday appetizers will help you stick to your eating plan and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.
My eyes scanned the appetizers at my friend’s Christmas party, searching for something – anything – I could eat without feeling a pang of regret later.
I felt a growl in my stomach and that tingling of my mouth just starting to water at the smell of baked brie, cheesy quiche, and gloriously buttery pastries. Dejected, I hung my head and walked away, dhoulders slumped, silently chiding myself for not having eaten before I came.
It wasn’t my friend’s fault. It’s not her job to cater to my diet and lifestyle. That’s MY job! And I had failed.
I stood there, biting my lip, fists clenched and turning white. I’d known her party wouldn’t be laid with a dazzling display of healthy holiday appetizers. I was mad… At myself. Why didn’t I eat before? Better yet, why didn’t I bring something healthy to share? What was I thinking?
For Americans who are trying to maintain their weight or require a special diet, Thanksgiving dinner is dangerous territory. Luckily, there are many options out there for lighter, gluten-free, and vegan dishes. I’ve pulled together a list of 15 healthy Thanksgiving recipes that deliver all of the flavor, and none of the guilt.
Box mix blueberry muffins are nothing to write home about. But with just a few tweaks, you can take that box of muffin mix from boring to special in no time.
How? By turning it into an easy blueberry muffin loaf, bursting with juicy berry flavors!
It’s unbelievably simple, yet packs a punch. Let me show you how.
Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?
Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day. Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.
I’m guessing you’re busy.
As in, sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe. Working late, taking the kids here and there, dealing with the endless stream of issues that pop up every day.
Sometimes we get so busy just trying to get it all done. Checking off all the boxes. Crossing things off the to-do list.
Getting stuff done is great – I’m a big believer in achievement and taking action. But what good is checking off all those boxes if you’re the in the same place at the end of the week? What good is achievement to you as a woman if it isn’t a transformative experience?
Unless you take deliberate steps to learn and grow as a person, you’re stuck at point A in terms of personal development.
How would you like a great big dollop of smooth, creamy goodness on top of your next burger? And what if that smooth, creamy goodness could be good for you? Enter my avocado white balsamic spread.
Adult acne stinks. “I’ll have clearer skin when I get older,” I thought as a teen. And to a major extent, I do. However, I struggled with significant acne well into my 20s. It wasn’t until I stopped doing a few things (And got serious about a skincare regimen) that my skin cleared up.
Today, I’m sharing 3 things I stopped doing that led to clearer skin.
I received no compensation in exchange for this post. This post does not contain affiliate links. I chose to write about Tieks because I love them and I want to share them with you!
They’re kind of the broccoli of the shoe world. Functional, good for your health, and less exciting than the other options on the table.
But a cute pair of flats can completely make an outfit. And a high-quality pair will be your wardrobe hero, time and again.
Where can I find these stylish, well-made flats, you ask?
Enter Tieks by Gavrieli.
It’s a staple on Chinese restaurant menus the world over, and for good reason.
There’s just something about that combination of salty soy sauce, starchy rice, and sweet vegetables that is undeniably delicious.
However, typical fried rice is also full of simple carbs and greasy oil… both of which will help you pack on pounds!
I’ve come up with a quick, easy, and healthy alternative that provides the taste and feel of fried rice – without the extra fat and carbs.
Let’s check it out!
If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you. It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato. It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries. With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.
And it does your waistline zero favors.
I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione. A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.