‘Tis the season to celebrate! The holidays are officially the best time of year-it’s a time for baking, holiday parties, and giving gifts from the kitchen. And what better way to celebrating in the festivities than with healthy, delicious and easy tips. Check out my latest appearance on Let’s Talk Live to get fresh ideas to make your holiday gatherings delicious and memorable without the fuss.
Let HelloFresh Help With Dinner
Let HelloFresh help with dinner and your health doesn’t have to take a backseat to the holidays. HelloFresh is a great meal delivery service that delivers boxes with fresh ingredients and recipe cards that are simple and easy to follow, each taking no more than 30 minutes.
I like working with HelloFresh because they are the only meal delivery service that has a full time registered dietitian on staff to make sure your meals are nutritionally balanced. These quick, simple and nutritious meals are big on flavor too. They have vegetarian options and they change the meal each week. Costing only $10 per person per meal, it doesn’t break the bank. Looking for a last minute gift? You can purchase holiday gift certificates for HelloFresh from their website.
Snack Smarter with Wonderful Brands
Snacking is a biggie during holiday gathering. We want options that don’t take a lot of time and quite often can be pieced together to make nutritious mini meals. Fruits and nuts offer a great foundation for healthful snacks, which is why I love working with the brands at Wonderful.
Wonderful Scarlett’s is Texas Red Grapefruit, with a sweeter flavor and brighter red color than most grapefruits. Just half a grapefruit gives you 100% of your daily needs of vitamin C, for good immunity and also support collagen formation for healthy skin. Use them in smoothies, or broil them with a light topping of brown sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth. They will go great with oatmeal, salads, or paired up with any side vegetable as well.
Pick up a box of Wonderful Halos, California grown
mandarins that are easy to peel and eat. I love that Halos are palm sized and seedless so if you have kids you can just hand them over. They are filled with goodness, including vitamin C and fiber and make a delicious pairing with cheese or some Wonderful Pistachios!
I’m nuts for Wonderful Pistachios. You get a good source of protein and fiber and there’s 49 nuts in a serving of pistachios – more than any other nut. If you’re looking for something easy to take to the party – guests will not be disappointed to see you bring Wonderful pistachios instead of chips. You can get great flavors like salt and pepper and thai sweet chili.
Send the gift of KINDness
You can’t go wrong when you take KIND nuts and spices bars as on-the-go snacks. This snack contains real, wholesome ingredients and uses 50% less sugar compared to the average snack bar, only 5-6g per bar, mostly from honey or dried fruits.
I’m excited about KIND cubes – a gift you can give to share your love of KIND snacks. You can get this gift at KIND Snacks. For $39.50 you get 20 bars – 8 varieties from the Nuts and Spice line, including Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, Caramel Almond Sea Salt.
In the spirit of the holiday season approaching, KIND has made it easy for you to celebrate someone doing a KIND act by sending them a free #KINDawesome card on Facebook or Twitter. They can redeem it for FREE KIND, or they can send another card and pay it forward. Visit howkindofyou.com to learn more.
Hear it From You
Let us know! What are some of your favorite time-saving, fuss-free holiday entertaining tips? Please share below or tweet to @ScritchfieldRD! I’d love to hear them!
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Disclosure: I was compensated by KIND Snacks, Wonderful brands and HelloFresh for my work on the TV segment, but was not compensated to write this blog. Recommendations and opinion are my own.