Christmas Calories Count

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It’s one of my favorite holidays, not just because of the abnormal amounts of food available, because of the time I get to spend with my family and friends. I got some time off from work and took my mom to this beautiful place called Cane Creek in Waxhaw. My dog, Gracie, tagged along, and we spent the afternoon by the lake admiring the splashes of red and yellow in the trees. img_4747img_4727We saw horses and of course I made my mom stop so we could get up close!  img_4678

After stopping to say Hay to the Horses (lol) we went back home to get ready for our thanksgiving dinner. I thought cooking a turkey for only two people was overdoing it, so I treated her to a night out where they brought you every kind of meat imaginable, Chima! Walking out of that place was a miracle. We ate so much I thought I would never be hungry again.

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My key to a healthy lifestyle is, “Everything in moderation.” You should be able to enjoy yourself without feeling guilty or having to punish yourself with cardio. If you maintain a healthy diet, a day like thanksgiving won’t set you back! You might need a nap afterwards, but the next day you should be fueled and ready to get back at it! If you made it through Thanksgiving with only a few extra pounds, congratulations, but Christmas is on it’s way!

Have no fear, Mariah and her recipes are here!

These healthy alternatives of your favorite sweets are going to help you get through this time of year without having to start your diet all over at the New Year.

French Toast, Protein Pancakes

Healthy Eggnog, Healthy Hot Chocolate

Chocolate No Bake Cookies, Apple Crisp, Ginger Snap Cookies

If you have any requests for healthy recipes, please let me know!

Enjoy 🙂

 

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Classic Meal Prep

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I wanted to share my favorite meal prep for this week. It’s easy and quick, but tastes amazing. When you’re planning your meals, make sure you have appropriate portions of proteins, carbs, and fats. Feel free to try these out for dinner!

ProteinCarbFat (the olive oil/coconut oil is what makes this a good source of fat)

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