Healthy Holiday Nutrition Tips

It’s that time of year again—brisk temperatures, festive décor, holiday parties. While it’s often something we look forward to for months, the time from Thanksgiving to New Years also means being faced with seasonal treats, big meals and fancy cocktails that can make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. According to recent research, the average American may gain 1-2 pounds this time of year, which can be tough to lose once we put away our party hats and winter sets in. The good news is that keeping up your healthy habits through the holidays and avoiding weight gain doesn’t mean depriving yourself of things you love. Here are our tips for having a happy and healthy holiday season:

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Don’t Get Tricked By Too Many Treats!

Not only is Halloween candy lining drugstore aisles, but it seems to have taken residence at the workplace (those pesky candy dishes!), supermarket shelves and even the doctor’s office. The holiday of ghouls and goblins not only brings plenty of tricks and scary costumes, but it signifies the start to a holiday season filled with treats. Healthy habits you’ve worked so hard to instill can fall by the wayside as Halloween candy transitions to pecan pie, Christmas cookies and fruitcakes. The good news is that we’re here to help you navigate the holidays and help you maintain a healthy balance. First up: Halloween!

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Tips on Maintaining a Gluten-Free Holiday Season for You and Your Family

Having to eat gluten free or having a child in your family who needs to eat this way can be challenging this time of year, when so many festivities center on food. The same recommendations for year-round nutritional and emotional health in tackling gluten-free eating are even more important during the holiday time.

There are some trends that make gluten-free eating more manageable these days. Yes, the word about gluten-free living is spreading. It is apparent that many more people know about and are choosing gluten-free foods for a variety of reasons.

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