5 Way to Get Back On Track After the Holidays
By Stephanie , Dec 26, 2023
It's the Holidays and after Christmas...
We all have that day we're feeling a little guilty and ate a little more than we should.
But don't worry about it.
You can always get back on track.
Here are some helpful tips for getting back on track with the Mediterranean diet after the holidays:
1. Purge Your Pantry
Clear out any leftover holiday treats, cookies, cheeses and cured meats.
Out of sight is out of mind.
Replace them with fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils and heart healthy fats like olive oil and avocado.
2. Meal Prep
Spend a few hours over the weekend prepping Mediterranean diet staples like veggie-packed salads, soups, plant-based proteins and fresh juices.
Having healthy grab-and-go options makes it less tempting to veer off course during the busy week.
3. Stock Your Fridge
Fill your fridge with washed, chopped veggies and fruits, yogurt, eggs, hummus and precooked whole grains like brown rice or farro.
Having ready-to-eat ingredients makes throwing together a Mediterranean meal quick and easy.
4. Focus on Fresh
Hit up the farmers’ market and produce aisle to load up on all kinds of vibrant seasonal fruits, greens and vegetables.
The Mediterranean diet is focused on freshness and flavor.
5. Mix Up Your Menu
Be adventurous and try some new Mediterranean recipes so you don’t get bored eating the same salads and grains every day.
Expand your palate with Middle Eastern and North African spice blends and new ingredients.
Variety is the spice of life!
To Sum It Up
The post-holiday cleanse doesn’t have to feel restrictive when you focus on all of the abundant and satisfying flavors the Mediterranean diet provides.
With a little planning, you’ll be back on your healthy eating track in no time!
How to get started?
If you still need help getting started with the Mediterranean Diet.
You might like 21-Day Mediterranean Diet Challenge.
It gives you a no brainer easy approach that gets you started with shopping lists, quick and easy recipes, and tips for making the Mediterranean diet easy.
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