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When it comes to the holiday season, healthy habits usually become less of a priority. Whether it’s potlucks or family gatherings, holiday parties start popping up. Not to mention all the holiday pastries at the grocery stores! I love pumpkin bread and all the holiday food, but finding a way to maintain healthy eating (most of the time—an indulgence every now and then is great!) during these winter months helps me feel better in the long run.
It’s easy to completely let go of healthy habits and your fitness goals during the last quarter of the year. It’s important to stick to your healthy routine (as best and as often as possible) and stock up on healthy meals. This way you can indulge in holiday food when the time comes without guilt. Starting your day with a morning workout, going on a daily walk or increasing your water intake will help reduce stress and benefit your health.
Don’t wait until New Year’s to start working toward your goals. Staying on track is easier than derailing from your goals and trying to get back on track in January. After all, maintaining your health should be a lifestyle—a long term marathon—not a sprint come New Year’s Day. Start implementing healthy habits where you can now. Cooking three to four healthy meals a week is a great place to start.
Maintaining your health should be a lifestyle—a long term marathon—not a sprint come New Year’s Day.
Here are some meal prep friendly recipes from Healthy Crumbz to help you get started:
(Makes 5 servings)
(Makes 4 servings)
(Makes 4 servings)
- 1 lb. chicken breast
- 1 lemon
- Lemon pepper seasoning
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices of bacon
- 4 ounces fresh spinach or greens of your choice
- ½ pint cherry tomatoes
- ½ red onion (sliced)
- Dairy-free ranch dressing (I use Walden Farms Dressing!)
- 1 avocado
CHICKEN – Cook and let the chicken cool completely before adding to salads.
- Season chicken with lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning, add 1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil spray to a small saucepan and set to medium heat.
- Add halved chicken breast to the pan and cook for about 7-10 minutes. Lower heat to low/medium, flip and cook another 7-10 mins. Cut the thickest part and make sure it’s no longer pink before removing. Set aside to cool. Then, dice into small pieces.
HARD BOILED EGGS – Let the hard boiled eggs cool completely before adding to salads.
- Place eggs in a small saucepan and cover with water by 1 inch. Cover with lid and boil on high setting for 9-12 mins.
- Once done, remove with a slotted spoon and run under cold water or put them in a bowl with cold water to completely cool before peeling them and slicing in half.
- Using the same skillet as the chicken, place the five slices of bacon on the skillet and cook over medium heat until brown and crispy. Cut into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
- Assemble salads: Add greens then toppings to a bowl. Right before serving, top with avocado and ranch dressing.
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