Fall is in full swing and the temperatures are plummeting. Thanksgiving is just around the corner too. Cue the comfort food. The stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and let’s not forget about the pumpkin pies. When the holiday season rolls around, how are you going to help curb the pressures to binge out?
One thing is certain to survive the holiday parties is to have a game plan. Know that the temptations are inevitable. We all have our weak spots (mine is almond butter). It really is the most delicious thing to me, especially the cinnamon raisin kind. I digress. Create a plan to allow yourself some treats without sacrificing all the work you put into achieving your goals. You have dedicated the time and energy to achieve your goals, so don’t let your hard work be pummeled by the pies and liquor.
When I decided my health was more important than sugary pies and alcohol, I decided to cook for holidays. That way I control what is on the menu and create a healthier meal for everyone. Furthermore, I still continue with my current diet and workout regimen. I wake up early, get food in my belly, and go workout. I also try to get others in my family to join. Healthy does the body good.
Here’s a nice single serve mug cake that’s a keeper:
Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 tbs of pumpkin spice Muscle Egg
½ scoop Vanilla protein
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs of almond flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
Bake on 350 for 20 minutes or spray in a mug 2 minutes in the microwave
• Almond butter
• Greek yogurt
• Agave with chopped walnuts
Fitmark Ambassador 2013