On day 87 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored ways to make the holidays healthier.
Typically, the holidays call for holiday-sized feasts–a smattering of high-calorie, high-fat, sugary foods.
And Easter is no exception.
The holiday itself celebrates Christ’s resurrection, but it sometimes also marks the resurrection of unhealthy, pre-Lent eating habits. Even so, the holidays shouldn’t have the right to control our eating habits, nor should they give us an excuse to abandon our personal health goals.
This year, our Easter dinner consisted of short ribs and a colorful spread of roasted vegetables: Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and onions, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Simple and delicious!
Creating menus, whether it’s for a holiday or a typical work day, is an opportunity to practice self-care. Choosing ingredients and recipes that are in alignment with our goals ultimately helps us achieve them.