Women Owned Wednesday – Have Healthy Holidays

Women Owned Favorites to Stay Healthy Between Holiday Meals

Holiday season is approaching. That means cookies, stuffing, and other carb/gluten packed goodness! We all want to be able to enjoy the goodies that come with the holidays, so we have created a Women Owned guide to help you stay healthy over the holidays so you can enjoy family meals guilt-free, while supporting and investing in women!


Get your daily dose of fruits and veggies:

As much as we all love the goodies that come with the holidays, make sure to get your fill of veggies to keep feeling clean and fresh. Mann’s has packaged, ready-to-eat veggie packs and trays, snack packs with hummus or ranch, and nourishing salad and meal bowls. Mann’s makes it easy on you during the hectic holiday season to get all the vegetables you need.

Natalie’s Orchid Island Fresh Juice is packed with servings of fruits and vegetables. Natalie’s juice is always fresh pressed, never from frozen products. Our favorite is the Orange Beet, but they have 14 juice varieties to try. Their Pumpkin Apple Spice juice even made USA Today’s list of 100 Best Places to Enjoy Pumpkin Spice flavors this fall!

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins and fall squashes. You can order your pumpkins, gourds, and other seasonal vegetables straight from Frey Farms. Browse the wonderful recipes on their website and keep an eye out for Frey Farms produce during your holiday meal prep.


Choose snacks that are protein and superfood-packed:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes gets skipped during busy holiday times. Try Tay’s Gourmet superfood granola for breakfast. Our favorite flavor is Blueberry Coconut Crunch, but they have 4 superfood-packed flavors to choose from. In addition to all the family fun and decadent meals, the holidays are also a time for giving. Tay’s Gourmet partners with Children’s Hunger Fund to give back all year round; each time you purchase a bag of Tay’s Gourmet, a nutritious meal is sent to a hungry child in need.

The holidays are filled with shopping – at the grocery store, farmer’s market, your favorite boutique, or department store. Keep Charmed Bars all natural fruit and nut bars on hand when shopping or during meal prep for a protein packed snack. All Charmed Bars are gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and are non-GMO – sure to fit with any diet.

Gluten Freeda frozen burritos and pocket sandwiches are great, quick meals for when you’re short on time, rushing to get the house company-ready or rummaging through the closet to find that tacky holiday sweater. They also have banana maple and cranberry cinnamon flavored oatmeal, so you won’t feel like you’re missing any holiday flavors. As their name suggests, all of their products are gluten free!

Kids home for holiday vacation? Hip Chick Farms has got you covered! Kids and adults alike will surely love chicken nuggets and fingers, just pop them in the oven for an easy kid-friendly snack or meal. Their chicken nuggets, wings, and meatballs are all made from humanely-certified, natural and organic, free-range poultry that are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are GMO-free. They even offer gluten-free nuggets!

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! (And we won’t tell if you sneak a sweet treat or two – try this or this)

Which Women Owned snacks do you rely on during the holidays? Tell us in the comments! 

 

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Posted on November 16, 2016 .