Monday, November 4, 2013

Let the Holiday Countdown Begin!

Now that Halloween has come and gone, retail stores and markets are in full force promoting the holiday season. Walk into any Target or Costco and there are aisles filled with chocolate Santas and snowmen cookies calling your name.  Isn’t it amazing how quickly the fall quarter flies by?!?  We are just weeks away from Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays this time of year. 
Before we get too far into the season and the holiday baking begins in full force, it’s important to set goals for yourself to make sure your health does not take a back seat for the next two months. The other day I heard a colleague say she is pledging a “maintain don’t gain” campaign to promote balance and moderation this holiday season. I thought it would be really cool to kick off the holiday season on the Taste Buds blog with a similar motto.I would LOVE to hear from you on what YOU would like the motto to be this holiday season.Don’t wait til January to take a step in the right direction to a healthier you; send your suggestion now! You can comment here, send me an email at or post to our HDH Facebook page.
I look forward to hearing from you. I plan on posting the holiday motto a week from today, so let the brainstorming begin! The winner of the blog motto chosen will receive a special treat from the RD herself.
UPDATE! Here’s a follow up to the healthified pumpkin cookies. I ended up using two mini Baby Ruth candy bars and Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt pieces to top off a few of the cookies.  Even with those little goodies added, the cookies totaled in at only 70 calories and less than 2 grams of fat per serving. My neighbors were shocked and I went home with an empty plate. Not a bad way to kick off the holiday season!!!

Healthified Pumpkin Cookies
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  1. Here's the mottos I thought of!
    -Watch the weight, moderate
    -Another round? Another pound
    -If you feel your pants squeezin', moderate this holiday season!