Coming into prime social season, you’re bound to come across a plethora of temptation, mid-week bubbly, chocolate boxes being thrown at you from every angle and a jam-packed calender of commitments. But that’s okay, you’ve earnt this opportunity to kick up your heals, we’re chatting with Lyndi to get her top tips on survival.

Navigate Christmas shopping like a pro

Plan your outing and make time for lunch to prevent yourself from getting hangry. If you wait too long, you’ll become ravenous and will be more inclined to demolish the first food you see.

You can rely on us at Soul Origin to feed you plenty of the good stuff so you can power through and make sure you get nana the perfect gift. Find a store near you.

Keep a healthy snack in your bag. Fruit is the ultimate fast food and will give you a slower release of energy to help you party harder – for longer.

Survive the Christmas party (and skip the hangover!)

If you are dashing between parties this silly season it helps to be savvy and plan ahead. Don’t arrive at a party hungry, as you’ll be more likely to overindulge on the party pies.

If you’re having a drink or more, get hydrated. Pace yourself by matching every alcoholic drink with a glass of water. Thirst is a really lazy response mechanism. Hot tip: When you begin to feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.

To help you glow bright this party season (like Rudolph after a spa treatment) drink plenty of water the day before to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Host a healthy holiday event that’ll impress your mates

Serve fruit with dessert like Aussie mangoes, stone fruit and passionfruit, which are all in season over summer!

When you’re hosting an event, serve the food buffet style unless it’s a salad. This can help buffer against mindless eating.

Outsource some of the catering. You can order a big Soul Origin Salad to help fuel your guests with plenty of the good stuff. Order online and we’ll help impress your friends.

FESTIVE RECIPES TO TRY:

Sweet potato wedges

Craving hot chips? Try these healthier wedges instead. Leave the skin on for more gut-loving fibre and nutrients.

  1. Preheat oven to 180c. In a bowl, add 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of oregano, ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika and ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Add 600g sweet potato cut into wedges and toss well.
  2. Place on a lined baking tray and cook for 45 minutes or until a gorgeously crispy.

 

Cherry Choc Vanilla Ice-cream

This may not be the healthiest option, but this crowd-pleasing dessert sure is easy!

  1. Soften 2L of vanilla ice-cream and add in 100g of fresh cherries (without the pips), 200g malteesers and broken pieces of 1 large honey comb chocolate bar.
  2. Stir through, spoon into lined baking tray and play in the freezer for 1 hour. Enjoy!