Focusing on Your Health Doesn’t Have to Wait Until January!

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Focusing on Your Health Doesn’t Have to Wait Until January!

If you’re a foodie like me, Thanksgiving and Christmas are probably your favorite holidays! They can be filled with so much fun, family, friends, and SO MUCH food! I used to be notorious for stuffing myself at the Thanksgiving meal and then completely derailing from all things “health” through Christmas and the end of the year. If you can relate to that scenario and you’re looking for another way this year, keep reading the tips below!

Use Thanksgiving Leftovers to Create New Healthy Meals

Part of setting yourself up for success after Thanksgiving, is preparing some healthy meals for you to eat on throughout the next week! Leftovers don’t have to be boring OR unhealthy! Preparing in this way can help you to get back to your normal routine and have some meals prepped to keep you fueled and feeling good! Use the casserole recipe at the bottom of this blog to get you started!

Get Back to Your Workout Routine

This does not mean, going 100mph to “burn off calories”! Instead, focus on routine and getting back to movement that makes you feel good, gives you energy, and helps you continue to work towards your goals.

Drink Your Water!

This one sounds so simple, but it is so important! Holiday meals and parties can often include alcohol and high sodium foods and sometimes we forget to hydrate! Pick out your favorite water bottle, set reminders on your phone, and make your water intake a priority. I promise you’ll thank yourself for this one!

Don’t Let the Food Guilt Weigh You Down

Remember- Thanksgiving and Christmas are just TWO days! Take this time of the year to focus on what really matters most to you and know that your body is more than capable of handling these meals. It is okay to not eat perfectly within your hunger and fullness cues, it’s okay to have that extra slice of pie, and it’s okay to eat foods you wouldn’t normally eat year round. Enjoy the company and the food and move on from it! Holding on to guilt and shame is never worth it!

Don’t wait until January 1st to start prioritizing you!

Dairy Free Turkey Burger Casserole!
This Recipe Makes 4 Servings*

Ingredients:
-Cashew Cheese Sauce:
-3/4 cup cashews
-1/4 cup water
-1/4 cup olive oil
-2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
– 1/2 lemon juice
– tsp garlic powder

Turkey Mix:
– 1 lb turkey
– 2 cups sliced mushrooms
– 1 medium onion diced
– 1 diced pepper
– 3 cloves of garlic
– 1/2 tsp paprika
– tsp onion powder
– salt and pepper to taste

Optional add ons:
– Uncured Bacon (I use Applegate brand)
– Unsweetened ketchup (I used primal kitchen)
– Dill pickles

Directions:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375
Step 2: Combine Cheese Sauce ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
Step 3: Saute veggies in tbsp olive oil until soft and then add meat and cook until brown
Step 4: Take 9×13 pan and layer meat/veggie mix and the cheese sauce. Optionally add small pieces of bacon and drizzle ketchup on top.
Step 5: Bake for 12-15 minutes

Want more help making yourself a priority? REMEMBER, VISITS WITH A REGISTERED DIETITIAN ARE COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE CARRIERS FOR IN-PERSON AND TELE-HEALTH VISITS. ASK US A QUESTION OR REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT TO LEARN MORE! 

Magan loves working with her clients to create a positive relationship with food and find enjoyment in each step of their journey to health. 
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