Holidays are simply not the time for sacrificing - especially when it comes down to the treats you grew up loving to share with your family. Unfortunately most of us don't have the same metabolisms we did when we were eight years old, and instead of looking for Santa, we wind up looking like Santa by Christmas Eve.
Here on the farm don't believe in artificial sweeteners or processed diet foods, so we've developed some healthy, natural ways to enjoy our favorite holiday noshing without resorting to poking new notches in our belts.
"Dilute" your holiday treats with popcorn. Instead of settling down for an evening of Holiday Specials with a big bag of holiday candy, pop a huge bowl of popcorn and mix in a portion controlled amount of your favorite candies. You'll still get your chocolate fix, but hopefully will fill up on popcorn before you over-indulge on candy. Try mixing M&M's, mini peanut butter cups, or white chocolate chips into your popcorn. (Just go sparingly.)
The Beekman Boys are two NYC guys who bought a farm and are sharing their experiment in living better lives, season by season, neighbor by neighbor. Check out their website HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE! If U have any more questions about holiday recipes, U can always email us at Questions@FitPerez.com!!!
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