It’s holiday season and you probably have lots of parties to attend. Of course it’s always fun to be festive, and you always want to be polite and eat the food that is served to you – – but how do you maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit when you’re not in charge of the menu?
I thought I’d also share a few recipes for some super meals to keep you nourished during the holidays. So even if you’re eating party food and leftovers all week, you can add in just one of these meals and feel like you’re doing something great for your body. Don’t get down on yourself for eating in the holiday spirit – – just add in some super meals to balance things out.
Super Recipe #1: My favorite veggie soup
Super Recipe #2: Veggie Smoothie Bowl
Super Recipe #3: Butternut Squash Noodles
If you don’t have a zoodler, you can buy butternut squash noodles already prepped at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. it’s nice to have a plant-based meal that is full of nutrition to help support holiday eating!
¼ cup coconut oil
1 large butternut squash, made into noodles
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 fennel bulb, chopped
1 bunch kale, chopped
2 cups spinach, chopped
Juice of 2 lemons
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup sprouted sunflower seeds
¼ cup sprouted pumpkin seeds
- Heat the oil, onion, fennel, salt, and pepper in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
- Sauté for 15 minutes, stirring a couple times to keep the veggies from burning.
- Add the squash noodles and sauté for 8 minutes.
- Add the greens and lemon juice.
- Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Top each bowl with sprouted seeds and enjoy.