After the feasting last Thursday, our eating spree continued into Black Friday and then again on Saturday for lunch with my Dad & family. The risotto that I talked about here was just too good to pass up again on Saturday (yes, we went back to Marcella’s ;)). My body was begging to be fed the way it is used to being fed – with lots of fruits & veggies! Of course I enjoy my sweet treats, but not before I eat the healthy (and good) stuff.
I was digging through my vegetable drawer today to find something to go along side my sandwich & salad & saw some carrot sticks that Aaron had cut up. An idea popped into my head – carrot fries! I had seen them in the past month or so around the blog world & it was time for me to try them out. I sprayed a baking sheet with Pam and then placed the carrots sticks on the sheet, sprayed them with Pam and then seasoned with salt & pepper. I baked/roasted at 400 for about 10-20 minutes, flipping occasionally. I plated them with my sandwich & added some ketchup on the side for dipping. YUM! Another naturally gluten-free recipe.
I feel so much better when I keep my diet full of fresh fruits & veggies. I have so much more energy! Of course another way to stay on track or get back on track after a splurge or holiday is to get right back into your exercise routine. I try to keep my schedule the same or very close to it, so even though I may splurge on some goodies, I am still getting my runs or workouts in. You don’t have to throw in the towel because you overate or didn’t workout for 4-5 days. Just get right back into it!
Keep an eye out tomorrow for the start of Cookie-A-Day on Gluten-free is Life. I hope to share a cookie recipe with you guys at least 5 days/week during the month of December. Some will be healthier versions to keep the pounds from piling on this holiday season. I am a firm believer in moderation, though. Don’t deny yourself anything. Life is too short. Denying yourself will make you want it even more & may even cause you to over eat or binge.