It is oftentimes very easy to allow the holidays to get you off track with your yeast-free eating. You are surrounded by the ones you love and dozens of delicious sweet and savory treats. These are the top five ways I keep myself on track during the holiday season:
1) Prepare your own yeast-free dish and bring it along for your friends and family to try! At Thanksgiving I prepared a spaghetti squash casserole and my entire family loved it.
2) Focus on what you can eat, not what you can’t! Many holiday functions are filled with meats and vegetables such as turkey and green beans. Focus on what you can fill your plate with!
3) Pack a few sparkling waters. One of the main things I can miss about the holidays is sharing a champagne toast with my loved ones. Sparkling water garnished with lemon or a few berries still gives me that same festive feel of drinking an alcoholic beverage!
4) Bring fruit for dessert. Instead of filling up on sugary carbohydrates such as pecan pie and Christmas cookies bring a fruit torte filled with fruits and nuts. Trust me; you’ll feel a lot less guilty the next day.
5) Go for a walk after dinner. My mom and I always go for a brisk walk after Christmas dinner to help our food digest more quickly. Also, since we have made our after dinner walk a tradition that we look forward to, neither of us overeat so we will have a comfortable walk!
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and if you are following the Yeast-Free Eating Program this holiday season I hope these tips help!