Stocking up for the holidays? We’ve got a few tips to keep you well-stocked for healthy holiday celebrations. Below, check out a few of our pantry must-haves for December:
Carrots and Celery: During the holiday season, while cookie supplies are always top-of-mind, it’s easy to forget about buying extra veggies. That’s OK as long as you plan to keep a stockpile of carrots and celery in the fridge. These sturdy, long-lasting stalwarts can always help you out in a pinch – no cooking required. Often kids are happy to grab a quick crunchy veggie anyway (especially if it’s served up in holiday style).
Apples and Oranges: If you’re looking for even more fridge-friendly fruit and veggie options, apples and oranges are your friends. Again, these are quick grab-and-go healthy holiday options that’ll have a decent shelf life in your refrigerator produce drawer. Serve them in festive holiday-themed cups and you’ll pique the interest of even the most cookie-crazed kid.
Dried Fruits and Nuts: When those unexpected guests show up – or when there’s a gaping spot in your holiday dessert table – you can always fill it in with dried fruits and nuts. These pantry staples will always fit right in with your healthy holiday theme. Plus, your gluten-free friends (or the ones who are trying to cut back on cookies) will be forever grateful.
Fresh Mint: Fresh mint?!? It sounds crazy, but this herb makes just about every holiday food look (and smell) (and taste) a little more festive. Even if you’re just offering sandwiches, top them with toothpicks and mint leaves, and it’ll look like you hand-crafted a special holiday buffet lunch.
Milk: With all of the soda and juices being passed around at holiday parties, it’s more important than ever to keep milk on hand. And besides, what else are you going to leave for the jolly red guy to eat with his cookies? You’ve heard us mention this before, but we always keep fairlife ultra-filtered milk in the house. This delicious, nutrient-rich ultra-filtered milk has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium, and half the sugar typically found in milk.. Did you hear that? Half the sugar?! That’s why you might as well give Santa the option of chocolate milk, too.
Any other great healthy holiday pantry suggestions? Let us know!
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