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Recipes to Balance Out All the Holiday Eating

Recipes to Balance Holiday Eating



The gingerbread. The chocolate. The ham. The stuffing. The drinks! The holiday's are really the “treat yourself” season! It's a new year, time to balance out some of the indulgences!


Anything you can do for your immune system right now is a good idea. All of these recipes are helpful is restoring and supporting immune health! Here are five easy recipes you can use on in-between days to keep your energy up, bloating and waistline down.




Soup


I’m an Ina Garten fan. Even a simple recipe like this one just seems so much better coming from her. I’m definitely going to give it a try.


If you eat more meat over the holidays, try a meal that’s just lentils.


https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lentil-vegetable-soup-recipe-1948822


Or you could do an easy butternut squash soup!


https://tasty.co/recipe/butternut-squash-soup


Smoothie


I love the use of watery cucumber and apples in this smoothie as a way to stay regular and hydrated. The avocado makes it creamy and filling. A little honey, honey? I think it’s a winner.


https://tasty.co/recipe/cucumber-apple-mint-smoothie


Veg


I’m not even a cauliflower fan but I had this at an Israeli-Jewish restaurant and knew I had to recreate it at home.


https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/whole-roasted-cauliflower-with-pomegranate-and-tahini-9380852


Beans


Beans are highly underrated and a good bean salad can be added along with many dishes to give you more folate, magnesium and . The longer it sits (without spoiling) the better the flavors will be.


https://tasty.co/recipe/avocado-chickpea-salad


Sweets


Look at these cute lil date and nut snowballs! Excellent if you have a sweet tooth craving that won’t quit but you just can’t eat another lindor chocolate.


https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/mini-date-nut-snowballs-recipe-1973678


What are you cooking this holiday season?



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