From now through the New Year we will be helping you survive the holidays and keep things plant-strong!
Eat before you go!
You are about to head out to Aunt Mildred’s anual Holiday “Eat till you drop” party. Aunt Mildred LOVES to cook and she remembers how much you used to love fried cheesecake and her famous deep fried bacon wrapped ham bits. Aunt Mildred aims to please, and you haven’t told her that you’ve traded bacon in for kale and cheesecake for bananas.
So what to do? You really love seeing the family, but you don’t know if you’ll be able to say no to all of the Holiday
One simple thing you can do is to eat before you go. It is a simple strategy, but an effective one. Be sure to fill up before you head over to temptation city. Have a nice hearty meal filled with whole grains, vegetables and beans. For dessert have something sweet, like a bowl of strawberries before you are met with the charming, but deceptive smile of dear Aunt Mildred.
This strategy is a must if Aunt Mildred becomes upset if you dare to bring your own food. Be sure to compliment her on how nice the house looks and how great every thing smells, and distract her from the fact that you are not eating every thing in sight.
Have a plan, before you head to your Holiday events! If you are not sure you will be able to keep things plant-strong, have a bite to eat before you go, when you get there scout out the veggie and fruit trays and fill your glass with water!
And as for Aunt Mildred? Maybe you should give her a copy of Engine 2 this year.