Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

            Happy early St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  This is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I love the color green and am proudly 25% Irish.  And, who couldn’t forget the fact about the great food and green beer?

            Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is an awesome day.  However, like all holidays, it can be a recipe for disaster.  If you are trying to lose weight, bring down your blood pressure, or just be healthier, this holiday may turn into a minefield.  There are temptations all over the place!  Before you go grab a corned beef sandwich, shamrock shake, or shepherd’s pie, be cautious.  Most traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods are riddled with calories, fat, and salt! 

            So, what to do?  Totally disregard this holiday?  I wouldn’t go that far.  Here are some ideas for a healthier St. Patty’s Day celebration:

  • Get all decked out: Dress up!  Wear all green and wear festive accessories to celebrate this holiday. 
  • Spend time with your family.  Holidays are a great opportunity to get together and share in each other’s company. 
  • Enjoy nature!  Hopefully, where you are winter has run its course and it’s finally green outside.  Take a walk in the park or run through the trails in the forest.
  • Finally, cook something healthy and green.  There are so many great recipes online you can check out.  Some examples include green smoothies, garden salads, green peppers, broccoli, spinach & eggs, and even green mac & cheese.  Check out this website for more!

 

http://greatist.com/health/healthy-green-recipes-st-patricks-day

 

Keep working to eat, move, & improve!

 

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