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Cook It, Eat it, Enjoy It! (Food Choice Considerations)

How is your January going?

I originally wrote this post for the holidays, but really this can be applied all year long! This week is about some food choice options to consider to see if they match up with your fitness goals.

Enjoy, but don’t indulge:

There’s magic and loved baked into some of the awesome dishes, recipes and especially for those special holiday plates and treats. Don’t skip out and miss something you enjoy! Instead eat 1 or 2 treats vs 4 or 5 and eat only 1 or 2 servings vs cleaning out the whole slow cooker. Like they say – everything in moderation…

Don’t forget to eat and to space it out!

Going out to restaurants, bars, parties and family functions, taking the kids to their {insert activity}, running errands and going shopping, the drive time to everything we do in our lives,  (or even staying home) – it’s very easy to get caught up in the rush of getting everything done and/or getting to the place on time and realize you haven’t eaten (or haven’t eaten enough). You don’t want to show up hangry!

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Watch your portion sizes

The bigger the event/holiday, the bigger the pack it comes in and the bigger the portions are. It’s easy to overeat before you realize the whole package is gone

Try out some new foods or recipes

You’ll be in different places with hanging out people with different tastes. You may find something that you didn’t think you’d like or maybe something you didn’t like before might taste awesome now. I give you full permission to break the Clean Plate Rule – if you don’t like it, you don’t have to finish it (Even though they’ll love you for it, please don’t feed it to the dog under the table!)

Try out a new style of eating 

While we all love our theme days (Taco Tuesday anyone?), why not try out Meatless Monday? Going at least 1 day without meat isn’t going to hurt anyone plus it also sparks a little creativity beyond whipping up some pasta sans meat. Who knows, a new food choice might become your favorite!

Substitute It

If you’re cooking or baking, see if you can find a different type of food substitute for butter, eggs, oil, etc. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new secret ingredient for a recipe everyone is begging to find out about… You’ll find tons of great substitute options on Pinterest and Google.

Hope that you found a new food choice to consider for your 2020 goals. Have an amazing rest of the week + a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you again next week!

Love Jenn, Crescent Moon & Stars

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