The holiday season is here, and whether you’re shopping or party planning, it’s easy to get lost in unhealthy snacks. I’ve gone overboard with the snacking myself. Luckily, it’s not impossible to maintain your health even when the holidays keep you busy. I’ve put together several tips to help you stay on track this season.
Eliminate The Junk Food
The first thing you want to do is get rid of the junk food in your apartment. You can donate the unopened snacks to a food pantry, and toss out the snacks that have already been opened. It’s going to be easier to stop reaching for the unhealthy snacks when you don’t have quick access to them.
Stock Up On Healthier Snacks
Now that you’ve gotten rid of the junk food, it’s time to stock up on healthier snacks. Apples with almond butter satisfies your sweet craving, while homemade garlic hummus is a great alternative to chips and dip. Whether you’re looking for sweet, salty or spicy snacks, you can find a range of healthy ideas online and in recipe books.
Prep Your Snacks For Outings
If you’re not prepared for outings, you’re going to find yourself buying a candy bar and soda just to get through the day. This is why you want to use Sunday evenings to prep your snacks for the week. For example, you can place non-perishable snacks in a basket on your counter, and slice up vegetables to store in on-the-go containers in the refrigerator.
The kitchen in my HighPoint apartment is spacious enough to prepare and store my snacks, and that makes it easier to stay on track when things get busy. When you keep the above tips in mind, and take advantage of your kitchen, you can maintain your health regardless of your holiday schedule.