The holiday season is upon us. There’s no denying that it can also be a time of overindulgence on favorite holiday foods.
The good news is that Isagenix can help you find a way to stay on track while still enjoying yourself. Here are some nutritious swaps for your favorite holiday treats, so you can still be festive while managing your weight.
Seasonal coffee beverages can contain more calories than a full meal, an extreme excess of saturated fats, and well over – many times even double – the recommended daily intake of sugar. The Isagenix-style Peppermint Mocha tastes indulgent while remaining nutrient dense but allows you to save over 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, over 40 grams of carbohydrate, and almost 50 grams of sugar. Additionally, with the Isagenix version, you’ll be getting a full meal replacement with filling protein and fiber alongside a complete vitamin and mineral profile rather than just a calorie-dense coffee beverage.
Protein Pumpkin Pie
Most people are often shocked to hear it, but 100 percent pumpkin puree is actually a fairly nutritious ingredient choice for many recipes. Not only is pumpkin puree low in calories, but it’s also high in fiber and full of nutrients like vitamin A and iron. Pumpkin often gets a bad rap, because it’s typically combined with loads of sugar and fat to make calorie-dense treats like pumpkin pie. However, without any added fat or sugar, pumpkin can add some good nutrition to any recipe.
The Isagenix Protein Pumpkin Pie recipe combines Creamy French Vanilla Shake mix, pumpkin puree, egg whites, and almond milk to make a nutrient-dense treat. This recipe compared to a typical pumpkin pie recipe, cuts over 200 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 20 grams of sugar. Not only is the Isagenix recipe lower in calories and sugar, but it’s also sure to keep you more satiated with its additional protein and fiber.
Dark Chocolate Fudge
The Isagenix Dark Chocolate Fudge recipe combines IsaLean™ Shake, IsaDelight® chocolates, coconut milk, and a bit of stevia to make a much healthier alternative to traditional fudge recipes. While this recipe should still be enjoyed as an occasional treat, you are still saving plenty of calories and sugar while also sneaking in some protein and fiber.
What’s a holiday party without a punch recipe? The Isagenix Jingle Juice recipe combines two AMPED™ Hydrate flavors, cranberry juice, sparkling water, and some fresh cranberries and citrus slices. Many punch recipes are a concoction of several sugary fruit juices and often added alcohol. This recipe stays under 100 calories per serving and keeps sugar relatively low. The inclusion of AMPED™ Hydrate adds electrolytes and several other nutrients like vitamin C and B, making it a great option for hydration while also remaining festive.
Everyone should feel free to indulge in their favorite treats occasionally. By making healthier swaps to your favorite treats, you can leave room for a little indulgence over the holidays.
You can find these recipes in the Isagenix 2017 Seasonal Catalog along with some festive gift-giving ideas. Try all four recipes for your next holiday party!