Sure those sugarplums are yummy, wait, ok, has anyone actually ever had a sugarplum? Still, there are pies, candy canes,...
Sure those sugarplums are yummy, wait, ok, has anyone actually ever had a sugarplum? Still, there are pies, candy canes, and chocolate galore just waiting to tempt a mama during this holiday season. What to do? All that sugar is not a healthy way to have enough energy to manage the holidays, a baby, and especially not a pregnancy. If you're a mama or mama-to-be it's important to eat healthy even during holiday celebrations. Some top Dietitians Of Canada made an appearance on Medical News Today yesterday offering up some holiday survival tips. While not slanted at pregnant women or mamas specifically, the tips are good ones. These guidelines include items like:
- Try fresh fruit: Place fruit out in bowls instead of candy. Cut some juicy oranges up for desert. At my house we do have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning but round it out with a larger amount of fruit salad. Sweet and healthy.
- Try alternate dips: This is a great tip. You can use heavy fat dips but yikes (all that fat). Try something better like light dips or dip-alternatives such as salsa or hummus. Hummus is especially good in flavors like roasted red bell pepper and garlic. It's so tasty you may not miss the ranch; or at least not as much.
- Give healthy minded gifts: Forget boxes of chocolate and gingerbread homes; try giving an exercise ball or a great yoga DVD. Give so that others can be healthy all year round. Maybe even buy yourself a little healthy something.