Alright ladies a few of you requested a Honeybee Health post so here’s a quick little round up of recent meals, grocery store finds and some tips for staying on track during the holidays!
It’s that time of year where temptation yumminess is all around us! I’m all about those extra little holiday indulges but just try not to go H.A.M 😉 at every chance you get. During the holidays I try to keep my eating during the week on track as best as I can. With so many parties and social outings I always end up having way more sweets and cocktails than I normally should so healthy ordering while I’m out and meal prepping at home have been in full force lately….
Out to lunch and had this healthy (and yummy) rotisserie Chicken, brown rice, arugla and parmesan bowl. It was tasty and super filling!
Out to dinner at an Italian restaurant with the fam bam last night and I opted for the Kale salad and added Salmon. I asked them to hold the breadcrumbs and pancetta that came on it and it still tasted amazing with out. I also had a glass of wine and snuck a few bites of the kiddos pizza.
I’m so glad that we have so many healthy options available to us here in SoCal! I had some meetings in LA a few weeks ago and I ordered this healthy grilled chicken and brown rice bowl…and I’m totally craving it again today!
It’s the holidays after all so just try to keep your indulgences in moderation. The pumpkin pie at Urth Caffe in Laguna is AMAZING! Pumpkin Pie is actually one of the lower calorie pie options out there (if you’re keeping track). This one was quite a large portion so I shared it will the hubby and also had a yummy honey vanilla latte…HEAVEN!
and a few more tips for to stay on the track during the holidays…
1.) Try to stick to wine and bubbly (or a liquor with soda water) instead of creamy cocktails and punches. The calories and fat in those drinks can add up quickly!
I also try (“try” being the key word) 😉 not to drink during the week so I can indulge in a couple glasses on the weekend.
2.) Always eat before you arrive to a party
Chances are you are going to indulge when you get there so it’s better to not come ravenous and to eat something healthy before you arrive to avoid over indulging in all the comfort food appetizers.
3.) And if you do a little too much overindulging just add on an extra 30 minutes of cardio the next day!
Trust me you’ll feel so much better after you do!
and a little grocery cart check in!
These are pretty much the standard items you will find in my cart every week. I always keep tons of veggies, fruits and lean proteins on hand. I don’t know about you but I always eat SO much better when I have a fully stocked and prepped fridge! Those chicken meatballs are for the kids but are so good I eat them too!
Weekly prep in the works!
Early on in the week I try to do some sort of prep like this with lean proteins and roasted veggies. This week was grilling up some turkey burgers and roasting some asparagus and brussel sprouts. I just toss the veggies in olive oil and sea salt and roast them on 400 for about 20 – 25 minutes. We are all SO busy during the week so having these healthy options on hand makes staying on track so much easier.
and I usually steam up a big pot of rice to have on hand for the week as well but I always buy these organic rice pouches that we can microwave in a hurry too.
and ladies when I get down…I get down!
If you’re in Orange County the pineapple upside down cake at Wildfish is hands down the best dessert I’ve ever had (way better than Mastro’s butter cake) but be warned it is crazy rich…which I love! Like you’re going to be nauseous when you’re done;) They serve it with butter pecan ice cream and this amazing caramel sauce and it’s out of control!
Rushing off now because Luca’s waking up from his nap but if you girls have any questions or requests for future Honeybee Health posts just let me know! I have school lunches on line up for next week!