The scariest time of year starts, of course, with Halloween.
Is it just me? I’m not too worried about ghosts and goblins, but — starting with all the Halloween candy — the HOLIDAYS have a tendency to stress me out!
Between Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and all the December holidays — which seem to smoosh together more and more as the years go by — what can be hard about holidays is the way they all seem to revolve around sugary, carb-y foods where everyone lets their healthy eating habits go right out the window!
My strategies over the past few years have been pretty simple:
1. I’ll eat a satisfying snack before showing up at a party or dinner, so I don’t arrive hungry.
2. If it’s okay with the host, I bring a dessert I made myself.
3. I’m careful with the alcohol consumption, because that can lead to regrettable food choices!
4. Mostly, I try to focus on socializing rather than eating, and am thankful for the opportunity to be with friends and family.
I would love to hear from you if you have your own ideas for staying healthy (and sane) during the holidays. In the meantime, one option for Strategy #2, above, is a layered Carrot Spice Nush cake with sugar-free frosting. No cooking! Just slice a Carrot Spice Nush cake in half, then spread with frosting (equal parts butter and cream cheese, sweetened with your favorite non-sugar sweetener, and a bit of vanilla). Add the top slice and another layer of frosting. Sprinkle with nutmeg. People won’t believe it’s low-carb, and you can make a whole pan of them!