I have so many recipes bookmarked for this holiday season (mostly cookies and desserts) that I don’t think I’ll have time to bake and cook them all. I guess it’s ok to make holiday cookies in the Spring right?
December is full of holiday parties and I am surrounded with indulgent desserts, delicious party food, celebrations and dining out for majority of the month.
But I do realize that it is called holi-DAYS and not holi-MONTH, there is room to balance healthy eating in between indulgent foods.
I do my best to eat healthy for most of the week and enjoy the indulgent foods during social events.
Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of hot oatmeal these days. It just helps warm you up first thing in the morning.
After our long runs on the weekend, we have been stopping by the farmers market on our way home. I grabbed a few containers of blackberries on sale. They are so sweet and delicious, not the usual tart blackberries that I’ve eaten in the past.
Breakfast is served these days with holiday magazines and catalogs. I love Christmas time.
Soup for lunch is a must these days. Whether it’s homemade soup, boxed soup or instant soup, I don’t discriminate. I just want soup.
I had some instant Miso soup in my pantry that I’ve been enjoying. Ready in 2 minutes.
The rest of the lunch crew includes fiesta quinoa salad served with steamed broccoli and two eggs topped with smoked paprika.
I pack snacks in my purse to eat throughout the day. I usually pack a big apple and a few snack bars. I recently baked a fresh batch of the Oatmeal Raisin bars and I’ve been eating them this week.
For dinner, we are on our last Petite Lasagnas leftovers. I frozed them individually and the thawed in the refrigerator overnight. Then pop them in the toaster oven to heat them up. The wonton wrappers get crispy and I find them delicious that way.
Served with roasted vegetables to round out the meal.