Mindful Living: A Healthy Festive Snack

Mindful Living: A Healthy Festive Snack

The Christmas holidays are on their way and we all know that the holidays are filled with lots of delicious food but, unfortunately, most of it’s also loaded with sugar and fat.

I come from a family of snackers, we like to graze, using the fridge and kitchen cupboards as a hang out over the holidays is not great, so I’ve had to think quite hard about what can be found when they open those doors.
This time of the year is full of snacking goodies.

My favourite, ‘tangerine season’, I buy them by the crate. They are easy to snack on, travel well in cars and handbags and are packed with vitamins.
If you want to go one step further, buy oranges as well, you can even make them a little more festive by slicing into quarters and serving with raisins, dates and honey! Your oranges will keep on giving, because, if they’ve been sitting in the fruit basket for more than a week you can turn it into a wonderful Christmas Pomander by sticking a load of cloves into it, a great activity for children and turns your orange into the ultimate deliciously scented Christmas decoration.
A festive nut bowl is another great cracker!

Convenient and nourishing, nuts make a tasty snack and, despite being high in fat, they are unsaturated fats which keep you fuller for longer. They make an important contribution to a healthy, balanced diet. And with their tough shells don’t make them so easy to overindulge on.

Most importantly of all, listen to your body’s wisdom and it won’t let you down.

Keep a look out for the next issue as we delve deeper into healthy habits and festive mantras for Christmas….

With love, Becky x
Experienced Yoga Teacher, Chanting Stork Yoga