From November- January it seems like the flood gates of overindulgence open up and the holiday goodies come pouring out the woodworks. While we’re definitely not against the occasional nibble on a frosted Christmas tree sugar cookie or two, or even a bite or three into a little raspberry rugelach to keep the season merry and bright. Keep in mind that excess sugar can aggravate the skin and exacerbate certain skin conditions like acne and eczema so celebrate the season with a little moderation and consider these simple swaps to balance out your indulgences.
Instead of yams or sweet potatoes glazed with butter, brown sugar and marshmallow. Enjoy them with a little orange juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Skip the Gingerbread Martini’s
Pass on the gingerbread martini’s and spiced eggnog to, sip on a low carb white wine spritzer with frozen cranberries and rosemary.
When you can bake with applesauce instead of butter or oil. Applesauce reduces calories and is a great fat-replacer in baked goods.
Dip with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
It gets pretty wild with holiday dips this time of year. We’ve seen everything from pepper jack spinach dip to snickerdoodle hummus. With everything to dip from bread to brownies opt for the fresh fruits and vegetables to dip with.
Candy Cane Crash
Candy canes seem so innocent. They lay around offices in little jars waiting for the taking and before you know it your purse is overflowing with them. Soon mindless nibling sets in and your off to the races with them. Sip peppermint tea instead and avoid the temptation of building up your candy cane purse collection. We’ve also noticed the candy cane flavor are also getting a bit more interesting, our team recently spotted siracha flavored ones.
Pass on Pie
Who doesn’t love a good holiday pie or tart this year? Pumpkin and white chocolate mousse pie can be so tempting. One popular fast food chain even snuck their holiday custard sugar cookie pie back on the menu to celebrate the season. If you don’t want to waste your indulgences here enjoy a baked apple or a warmed fresh fruit sprinkled with oatmeal or graham crackers.
Enjoy the holiday season, take care of your skin, and be merry and bright!