If you’re struggling to stay healthy during the approaching holiday season, you are not alone. There are too many temptations that take all of your willpower to resist.
Luckily, you can plan for eating healthy by portioning out snacks and prepping your meals for the week. Making meals ahead of time will prevent you from reaching for something unhealthy or grabbing takeout. Eat healthier this week by following these easy, mindless tricks.
1. Vegetable Fries
Make positive use of all the delicious, in season vegetables at the grocery store and the farmer’s market by baking healthy fries. Slice sweet potato, pumpkin, or even squash up into wedges and season with fresh spices, sea salt, and pepper. These fries can complement your meal or serve as a healthy snack throughout the day.
2. DIY Hummus
If you are a hummus-lover, you know you can put it on vegetables, your sandwich, or even use it as a salad dressing. It’s about time you stop buying your favorite brand at Whole Foods and try to make your own. It’s as simple as five ingredients and this way, you can feel accomplished, even without a culinary degree.
3. Mason Jar Salads
If you want your lunch to be visually appealing, use a clear mason jar and stack your vegetables, salad toppings, and greens to create a rainbow-colored healthy lunch. Why do we love these? You can pack them ahead of time and plan several days ahead. Everyone in your office will be eyeing down your nutritious lunch.
The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Whole Foods Market.