10 Ways to Not Gain Weight During the Holidays

SaladDecember has been, as always, a pretty crazy busy month for me. It’s been a lot of work (which I love) and a lot of Holiday parties.

With Christmas just around the corner, and New Year’s just after that, I’m definitely not having the easiest time keeping track of my healthy goals. That’s not even to mention all of the Holiday parties that are now mostly behind me. But since they’re not, there’s still something to be said for trying to keep track and make sure that you don’t gain weight this time of year.

After my healthier eating for Thanksgiving, I knew that I could tackle this one, too. That’s not to say that it was easy. Work parties, friend parties, family parties… it can all add up really quickly. Check out my tips on how to keep healthy this time of year!
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Slow Cooker Sofrito Turkey Broth from Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Please tell me you’ve saved your turkey bones from Thanksgiving. Seriously. Please pretty please tell me you haven’t thrown them away yet.

I know my pleading may be a little odd, but trust me when I say you’re going to want to make this latest recipe of mine. You see, I made the turkey for Thanksgiving this year and decided, after planning to but ultimately never getting to it last year, making a slow cooker turkey broth out of the leftover turkey bones. And of course, I just had to add some Latin-inspired spice to it, which is why I cooked it with the makings of the traditional Cuban sofrito: onion, bell pepper and garlic. Continue reading

Very Berry “Mojito” Smoothie

HealthyLatinFood_VeryBerryMojitoSmoothie1It’s officially December, which means the full start of the Holiday season.

The past weekend has been a really good one for me. I celebrated Thanksgiving with dear friends and even made the feast’s turkey for the second year in a row. And I didn’t completely overdo it, to boot!

But I have to admit: although I did a pretty decent job of cutting calories this Thanksgiving, and will continue to practice (mostly) healthy eating, I also rejoined Weight Watchers on Friday. I did so for a variety of reasons but the main one definitely being that tracking my eating and exercise, even on days that I overdo it, is still a good way for me to see what is really going into my body. That’s why I decided to start this week with my very berry “mojito” smoothie for breakfast. Continue reading

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