The winter months can be both depressing and comforting for most, but one thing that is for sure is that it is filled with Holiday parties and a lot of food! Sometimes (okay ALL the time) these parties and gatherings will have you eating a lot more than usual and keeping the weight off will be next to impossible to do. So, how do the rich and famous stay healthy during the most drab months of the year you ask?
Simple! They prepare for it!
Below is a list of some snack ideas, healthy recipes and meals straight from your favourite celebs to keep you feeling fit this winter.
A Smoothie a day…
Beat the winter blues with an easy and nutrient rich smoothie to kick off the day or end the evening! Smoothies are easy to make and will keep you full between means as well as curve your appetite when hunger strikes on long cold winter nights. Plus, the vitamin rich smoothie will keep your body going and give you an extra boost of energy to last keep you going all day. Jenna Fischer makes this smoothie and drinks it before bed to combat late night cravings and help her stay fit.
Jenna Fischer – Healthy Smoothie
Supposedly not snacking after dinner (harder than it sounds…I regularly eat cereal or ice cream while couching it) and drinking this green potion before bed will make me look amazing when I go to the Toronto Film Festival in two weeks. It's a blend of cucumber, spinach and tart apple. (I added some watermelon and pomegranate.) #fingerscrossed #TIFF #BradsStatus #thingsactorsdo
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
If you are anything like I am, carbs are your best friend when it comes to comfort food. The feeling of fullness and the combination of richness while biting into a decadent cake can not be beat, so why not get the best of both worlds and combine healthy with your favourite comfort food, right? Chrissy Teigen knows just what a woman wants with this easy banana bread recipe. This is also a great alternative to dessert when visiting or having guests over.
Chrissy Teigen – Banana Bread
Snack The Night (or Day) Away!
Who doesn’t love a good snack when watching a late-night Christmas movie cuddling on the sofa with your favourite blanket? Since snacks are such an integral part of winter blues, why not make this treat healthy and portable! This green tea matcha popcorn recipe from Jessica Alba is the perfect combination of snacking while on the go or at home.
Light on Lunch!
Since lunches are usually on the go while keeping busy shopping during the holidays, why not swap out heavy carbs for greens and keep it light yet tasty. This idea from Tyra Banks is perfect for indulging and keeping your waistline at bay. After all, anything can be wrapped in lettuce – genius!
Tyra Banks – Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Good Ol’Fashioned Comfort
I don’t know about you, but winter dinners are especially important because they need to be comforting, filling and tasty all in one – a little soul food if you wish. Why not add all the essentials and keep the healthy going at dinner too. Your family will love it and you will have leftovers for the next day too! This recipe from Jamie Oliver looks perfect for a cold winter night don’t you think?