Eating Healthy After the Holidays


Botticelli – Venus and the Three Graces

After the November and December holiday season I gained a few unwanted pounds. I don’t even think Botticelli would have liked what I am seeing in the mirror! So I decided to start the new year eating healthy.

I found some recipes from Isabel de los Rios, Beyond Diet that actually sounded quite delicious and easy to make. We then took a little shopping trip to our neighborhood Trader Joe’s and purchased most of the ingredients for the next week.

Since we got home late in the evening I ended up making her No Bean Turkey Chili for dinner.

Recipe from Beyond Diet, Isabel De Los Rios

Recipe from Beyond Diet, Isabel de los Rios

It was very easy to prepare and quite yummy. The only change I made was that I added 1 TBS of Chili Powder instead of the 1 teaspoon that the recipe asks for.

What shouldn’t have surprised me but did, was that I had a lot of energy after eating and I no longer was fatigued. My husband who is diabetic also said the same thing.

This morning I woke up looking forward to trying out her 4 ingredient Spinach Tomato Omelet. It was very good and also quick to prepare.

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Spinach Tomato Omelet
2 tsp Coconut Oil
1 cup of Spinach
1 Tomato
2 beaten Eggs

On medium low heat, add the coconut oil. After a few minutes when heated, add the spinach and tomato.
Add the eggs creating your healthy omelet!

What are you doing to lose the weight after the holidays? Please let me know in your comments below. I will keep sharing my progress!

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Lisa Ladrido (66 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Technology, Product Reviews, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family and Health. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 furry four legged children!

5 comments for “Eating Healthy After the Holidays

  1. January 6, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Yes, unfortunately, I found a few pounds so it’s time to put the green smoothies back into circulation. I’ve never cooked with coconut oil – must try it. Happy New Year.
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    • January 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      I have never tried coconut oil either Antoinette, I am glad I found it though! Happy 2014 to you too!

  2. Cherry
    January 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    So glad you are trying to eat healthy and trying some different foods! Eating clean has changed my life, I don’t crave junk food at all, fast food I don’t want anything to do with… I just eat mostly “real” food, try to avoid any white carbs, limit processed food… And I eat a lot of veggies, I love them. You can snack all day and still lose weight if you eat the right foods. :). Good luck, Lisa! I’m happy for you… I hope you achieve your goals!

  3. August 3, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    everyone always puts on pounds during the holidays. Despite eating pretty healthy, my problem is all the sweets as I have a huge sweet tooth
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  4. March 23, 2017 at 6:51 PM

    Very useful post Lisa. The holidays can be nerve-wracking when it comes to watching the scales during a month of heavy entertaining between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day. Since I love to bake, Christmas weight gain was always a sure thing for me. I entertained Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. That is a lot of food to prepare and serve, and way too many chances to gain the typical 4-5 pounds of holiday weight that many, including myself, usually experience over the holidays.

    Best wishes!
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