How to stay healthy (and sane!) this holiday season
Holiday season is here!
Between gift shopping, cooking, and holiday parties, this time of year can be taxing on our health and (let’s be honest!) our sanity.
Here are our 5 foolproof tips to help you get through the holidays healthy and thriving:
1. Don’t forget your self-care
The holidays are about giving. But, that doesn’t mean you should forget yourself in the process!
Make sure to get plenty of sleep, rest, and hydration.
Engaging in activities you love is also a good way to prioritize your mental health.
We suggest pampering yourself with these amazing eco-friendly self-care products.
2. All things in moderation
Holiday festivities are all about eating and drinking! While that’s fun, it’s important to consider your well-being too.
You’ll have a lot more fun if you focus on connecting with your family and friends instead of overindulging on cocktails and pie!
Making time to move your body is essential every day of the year. It’s even more so during stressful times!
Go for a walk in the snow, stretch, or get on your yoga mat. It will energize you and help you manage your holiday anxiety.
4. Ask for help
There’s lots to do during the holidays!
If you feel overwhelmed with everything going on, don’t be afraid to tell others.
Whether it is help with cooking and cleaning, or your need for some peace and quiet, make your voice heard.
5. Eat your fruits and veggies
Sweets abound during the holiday season, so it’s important to remember to fit in fruits and veggies whenever you can.
We have the perfect recipe to help! Straight from our new Wholesome Culture Cookbook, this immune- boosting butternut squash soup is creamy, tasty, and most importantly super healthy!
Give it a try!
Immune-Boosting Butternut Squash Soup
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Makes 2-3 servings
- 3 cups butternut squash, skinned and cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 large white onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- Dash of nutmeg
- 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- Place your butternut squash onto a lined baking sheet, top with salt and pepper, and bake at 375 for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Meanwhile, add the white onion and garlic cloves to a pan with a splash of water or oil and cook until the onions caramelize. Once the squash has finished cooking, add it to a blender with the cooked onions and garlic and the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Pour this mixture into a pot and heat on the stovetop.
What are your go-to healthy habits during the holidays? We’d love to know in the comments below!