5 FitMarket HOLIDAY

You don't have to break your healthy eating habits for the holidays. Here are 5 easy holiday food hacks + recipes to get you through the end of the year!


Festive "Skinny" Cocktails

Holidays are more fun when you can "cheers!" with a drink (or two).  Two tips: 1) Make them "skinny" and 2) make them tasty.  For this Rosemary Bourbon Sour you'll need to muddle 1 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 1 Tbs lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. honey in a drinking glass.  Fill the glass with ice, pour in 1 1/2 oz bourbon. Stir and serve with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of lemon.

Make it Paleo

You'd be surprised by how easy it is to make an entire Thanksgiving or Holiday meal paleo. Experiment with fun and tasty sides, like Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan and Truffle Oil; Roasted Sweet Potato, Apple, Chestnut and Sage Stuffing; or Brussels Sprout and Pancetta Slaw with Sliced Bartlett Pears.

Swap Butter for Avocado

Avocado is a great replacement for butter in dessert recipes--we swear! You'll save up to 80 calories and 9 grams of fat by making the swap.  Go on, do a search for "Avocado Pumpkin Cake"...or just click this link for our favorite Avocado Pumpkin Cupcake recipe.

Make It With Cricket Flour

...YES! We said "cricket" flour.  It's the hottest thing to hit the food world since the turducken.  Add it to soups as a thickener or bake with this protein-packed, nutty flour.  We're particularly fond of Bitty Food's Cricket Baking Flour Blend and what's better is that they have tasty fall recipes on their website.  So go Instacart a bag to your door now! 


Leftovers?  Yes, please!

Make more protein and veggies than you think you'll need.  They're ideal for salads and soups for the week after the holidays.  Extra turkey--Yes, please!  Left over roasted Brussels sprouts--pack 'em up!  We see a mason jar salad in your future.