Hey, Mama!! SO… We all know that getting our workout in is key. For me, training is just as beneficial for my mental health as it is my physical health. That’s why I ensure that I am making some time for myself during this busy holiday season to keep training, even if that means at-home workouts, on the go workouts, or just keeping it simple with some light work with a family member. However, you’ve heard me say it before, and I will say it again… WORKOUTS DON’T WORK without making the right meal choices for your body.
And man, the holidays don’t exactly make this easy for any of us. There are so many chances to squeeze in the extra goodness of holiday food with family, coworkers, friends, or holiday parties. Now that I think about it, most of my favorite traditions in some way, shape, or form involve food. I mean, right?
You all know how much I love my family, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day hold special memories and traditions for us. Having two adult siblings (one who has a family now), I seriously cherish and soak in those times when we all get to be together. So on Christmas Eve, we all find ourselves at the ranch spending the night together after a full night of talking, laughing, and enjoying a glimpse of the days when we all lived under one roof. The next morning, we get up and all pitch in to cook our favorite dishes together before we start our Christmas Day. It’s a time to slow down, remember that the greatest gifts we have are really found in one another, and in the process, we eat GOOD. I’m even more excited about this year, because I get to sit front row to watch my sweet, baby nephew join in on the family fun! I think he makes everything a little more exciting.
I’m sure you can each relate to some of these wonderful traditions. Being with the people you love + eating all the food you love = the best times during the holiday season. BUT… It can be so easy to find ourselves in holiday slumps if we aren’t taking care of ourselves on those days that we are just hanging out at home in between these sweet and fun Christmas traditions. I know for me, it’s so nice to have some simple “go to recipes” on those days when it’s just me and the fur babies. So I wanted to let you in on a few of my easy “go-to” recipes so you can fuel your body with all the good stuff in between the “other good stuff” during this holiday season. And remember ladies, be extra gentle to yourself during this time of year. It’s okay to fully enjoy every single part of your family and friends during this season, even if that means an extra cheat than you would normally allow yourself this month. Your heart deserves the same care you’ve given your body all year, and this season gives us SO many opportunities for that. So here you go, lady. Enjoy your healthy holiday choice, breakfast style, in just five simple and quick steps. I will be indulging in a few of my own in between baby Palmer snuggles.
Don’t forget to tag me on Insta if you are making this sweet, healthy option! Enjoy, Mama!
Keep growing and glowing.
Sweet Potato Bowl
Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
1 Whole Sweet Potato or Riced Sweet Potato
30 Grams of Coconut Flakes
15 Grams Cacao Nibs
½ Cup of Blueberries
1 Tablespoon of Hemp Seeds
A Dash of Cinnamon
Agave to Taste
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
- In a large mixing bowl, add your sweet potato and firmly mash with a fork.
- Portion out the desired toppings separately (coconut flakes, cacao nibs, blueberries, hemp seeds), and add in each one individually on top of the sweet potato mash.
- Top with agave and peanut butter if desired, and a dash of cinnamon.
- Take a photo to show off your pretty bowl, and enjoy!
20 Grams of Fat
12 Grams of Protein
68 Grams of Carbs