This is a sponsored post with the Niche Parent Network & Conference. All opinions are my own, and may differ from yours.
The holiday season is a very tough time of the year to eat healthy. With loads of creamy mashed potatoes, buttered rolls, and deserts galore. It is nearly impossible to not over indulge on all the delicious delicacies.
I was listening to the radio yesterday and the morning djs were even talking with their listeners about what they should and should not eat during the holiday season. It was pretty much unanimous among the listeners that you give yourself a cheat day, or two, or three. 🙂 However, that does not work for me. I need help. I have to stay on track with my diet because I know if I let myself sway I will go to the dark-side and stuff my face full of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, honey ham, Hawaiian rolls, mystery casserole, and pretty much anything loaded with sugar. That is where Herbal Magic comes in.
Herbal Magic uses health coaches that work with you to change the way you think about food. Herbal Magic Weight Loss and Nutrition Centres prides itself on not only getting their clients to drop the pounds, but they teach them strategies on keeping the weight off. According to their website, “Herbal Magic’s weight loss program is designed to help you change your body and the way you look at food. Our revolutionary weight loss program helps real people lose weight and keep it off – for life.”
I really appreciated the healthy weight loss recipes that Herbal Magic provides on their website. I cannot wait to try this holiday favorite:
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsp. wheat germ
- 2 pkg. artificial sweetener
- 2 tbsp. melted soft light margarine
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2/3 cup 5 oz. fat-free vanilla yogurt
- 2 medium sweet apples
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix rolled oats, wheat germ, one package of artificial sweetener, margarine, baking powder, and vanilla yogurt. Let stand for one hour.
Spray a spring form baking pan with nonstick, fat-free cooking spray.
Spread oat batter ¼ inch thick in pan.
Peel, core, and thinly slice apples.
Cover oat batter with a layer of apple and two tablespoons of applesauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Repeat layering until all apples and sauce are used. Sprinkle remaining artificial sweetener on apples.
Bake 30-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Adapted from Herbal Magic
What are your plans to eat healthy during the holidays?