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A Healthy Holiday Recipe and Tips for Staying Well


Recipe: Delicious and Healthy Holiday Roasted Vegetables


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh herbs for garnish (rosemary, thyme, or sage work well)






Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the vegetables and minced garlic.

  2. Drizzle olive oil over the veggies and gently toss to coat them evenly.

  3. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

  4. Spread the vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  5. Roast for approximately 30-40 minutes or until the veggies are tender and slightly crispy.

  6. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.


Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays



  1. Prioritize Self-Care: Take some time for self-care rituals, such as meditation, deep breathing, or a relaxing bath, to rejuvenate your spirit.

  2. Stay Active: Even in the chill of winter, aim to stay active. Go for a walk or practice some indoor exercises to keep your energy levels up.

  3. Mindful Eating: Savor your holiday meals mindfully. Listen to your body's hunger cues, and enjoy your favorite dishes in moderation.

  4. Stay Hydrated: Don't forget to drink plenty of water. Hydration is key to feeling your best.

  5. Connect with Loved Ones: Holidays are a perfect time to connect with family and friends, whether in person or virtually. Strengthening those social bonds is good for your emotional well-being.

  6. Embrace Gratitude: Take a moment each day to reflect on what you're grateful for. Practicing gratitude can enhance your mental and emotional health.


Remember, the holiday season is about joy and connection, and you can fully participate while taking care of your well-being. Enjoy the recipe and these tips, and may your holidays be filled with health and happiness.



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