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.