Dec 30 2013
Health Concepts Nutrition Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge Week Seven: Have a Happy Healthy New Year!
The New Year is almost here! If you have been working towards the holiday weight challenge, how have you been doing? If you have not taken part, consider weighing in on January 1st or 2nd and determine if there is change that you want to work towards. I wanted to share a few things about alcohol in this post and also include a few websites with some recipes for New Year’s Evenappetizers and New Year’s Day Celebration Menus.
When most of us think about New Year’s Eve celebrations, we think of alcohol. Alcohol in moderation may work for some of us. If you are having alcohol in your celebration, remember to have plenty of interesting beverages that are non-alcoholic for the designated drivers, children and for people who want an alcohol-free evening. Health recommendations suggest no more than one drink for women and two for men. Alcohol is also a big source of calories. Here is a great slideshow from Web MD on lower calorie alcohol drinks:
Here are some non-alcohol drink alternatives to make the evening festive:
New Year’s Eve is often an evening of appetizers and snacks. Here are some healthy ideas that will taste wonderful and no one will know that you skimped on the fat and calories!
New Year’s Day is a time for reflection and setting goals for the New Year. Many people hope to make their year a lucky one by the foods that they serve. Black eyed peas, pork, greens and sweet potatoes are often served. Here are a few healthy New Year’s Day Menus that will bring you lots of luck and health in the New Year:
Here’s to a Healthy, Happy New Year!