Holidays bring about togetherness, good times, and FOOD. To be honest there is an overload of food during this time since everyone is throwing some type of get together. If you are throwing the party this year, keep in mind that there will be tons of parties going on so keep the food light but filling.
Instead of going for heavy food that may weigh your guests down, go for foods that are light but filling. You will be providing your guests with some filling eats that won’t put them in a food coma. Here are some healthy seasonal foods that you can use in your dishes this holiday that won’t deprive you of flavor:
’Tis the season for a holiday party. Yup, it’s that time of year again.
Old time school buddies meeting up back home.
Secret Santa at your job.
That yearly gathering of family – since this is the only time y’all can get together. 😃
The goal is for everyone to have fun but not clear out your wallet when you decide to be the host of the party. It’s something about throwing a party that makes you want to go all out but definitely not at the expense of your budget.
Can you throw a POPPIN’ party without spending a lot of cash?
Of course, you can. It takes planning to achieve both – an amazing party without blowing your budget. There are 2 keys that help you build the foundation for your party and sets limits for your budget.
Back in college when I started by food journey, I actually believed I was being healthy based solely on the fact that I was cooking. I had no real concern of the ingredients that I was using in my meals – some of those ingredients would be processed and the rest just produce from my grocery store. As I learned more about food and how we should use it to fuel and heal our bodies and not just FEED our bodies, it became apparent that the ingredients we use when cook are just as important. Real food is the key with minimal processed foods. They are the foundation – the building blocks to any healthy meal. I know when you are trying eat healthier it can be quite overwhelming, there are tons of questions –
- Where do I start?
- What do I buy?
- How do I know if this is good for me?
The list can go on and on, but it doesn’t have to. Through my journey, I have learned that change doesn’t have to be overwhelming you just need a starting point. Here are 8 simple changes that you can make to help get you started – and you don’t have to do this all overnight.
The MIDDLEMAN is that guy who gets you the goods you need directly from the source. He does all of the work and you just shell out the cash for the goods. You are definitely paying the middleman more money versus if you just went directly to the source yourself.
When I speaking of the middleman, I simply means the grocery store, food manufactures, or anything that puts you further away from the REAL food source. Think about it, the grocery store does all of the work for you – you just go in find what you need and then buy it. The part that is left out is the SOURCE– where the heck did this come from? You just can’t go up to the farmer to see how the food was grown or to the manufacturer to see how your favorite sauce was made.
It just doesn’t work like.
Currently we live in a time where processed foods rule – it’s convenient and cheap. Processed foods = foods that has all the nutrients sucked out and toxins pumped back into the food in order to increase the shelf life. Fresh foods typically don’t last that long but they carry all of the nutrients are bodies need. When you cut of the middleman, it gets you closer to the source from where your food comes from – which is more beneficial to your overall health. You gain wonderful benefits once you cut out the middleman, like the ones below: