Holiday Treats: Naughty and Nice List
Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family are enjoying this Christmas Eve. We woke up to rain & I look forward to an afternoon of coffee and movies, hoping it clears up long enough to go on a nice long walk :)
Our old Christmas tradition was to open all of our presents on Christmas Eve night, saving only Santa’s gifts for Christmas morning. Christmas Eve Day would seem to drag on as I eyed the presents wrapped under the tree, waiting until nighttime when we would finally sit down to unwrap them all. Now we’ve decided to wait until Christmas morning, but tonight we are turning our kitchen into a pizzeria and creating three unconventional pizzas! (Mine is BBQ pulled pork & sweet potato!)
There’s a lot of extra sweets and treats around the house this time of year….the See’s candy box your boss gave you; the cookies your neighbors brought over; the package of Peppermint Bark you had to buy because it’s limited seasonably. Of course at a time of celebration is natural to think “I can take a day off from dieting to celebrate the holidays.” There’s no problem with that! But do you really want to dig yourself into a 4000+ calorie hole that you will have to pay for at the gym next week? Some sweets are ‘nicer’ than others, so be picky when choosing what to put on your plate!
But calories aside, enjoy your family and the holidays! Take a post-dinner walk, dance to some Christmas tunes, or if you’re lucky enough to be having a white Christmas, have a snow ball fight for me!