Hi all! How's the Advent season going so far? The roomies and I bought and decorated our tree on Saturday as we had a housewarming/Advent party that night - it was a great success and went into the weeeee hours of the morning. To say I am tired as I write this is an understatement (it's Sunday evening now). Anyway, to assist my tiredness let's get right to the point, otherwise I fear I'll stop making sense. To those of you who have been participating in the Healthy Breakfast Challenge thus far - good for you! How's it going? As Christmas party season heats up, is a fulfilling, nutritious breakfast keeping you going and on track throughout your days?
It's US Thanksgiving this week so I'm sure, as usual, many of my friends to the south are getting ready to wear their stretchy pants. However, there's no need to wear your stretchy pants if you're equipped with some healthy eating strategies to ensure that you don't go overboard during the holidays. Thanksgiving and other holidays are almost always linked to overeating, and that's why people go into 'food comas' after the meal, or require elastic waistbands, or gain weight during the holiday season.
How has the Healthy Breakfast Challenge been going for everyone?? We have been having some major fun here. My roommates and I enjoyed a baked pumpkin French toast casserole, a la Chocolate Covered Katie, on the weekend. I used xylitol and stevia to sweeten and my non-veggie, regular-eating roomies didn't even detect the different sweeteners or the tofu used. It was a hit! Yeah, it didn't come out too cleanly, but it tasted great...
We're moving into the season of constant food...and most of it isn't good for you! As winter falls upon us (well, at least it is here in Calgary!) and Christmas draws ever closer (egg nog lattes are in Starbucks now! Along with the red Christmas cups!) and our neighbours to the south are approaching their Thanksgiving holiday also, it is hard to stay on track with your eating every day. Rather than battling all the temptations that come your way, try one thing in these coming months: Eat a healthy breakfast.