Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer’s carefree spirit beckons! But with kids out of school and social gatherings galore, maintaining healthy habits can feel like a challenge.

Here at Nourishing Lab, we believe in empowered wellness choices. Summer is a time for fun, with endless cocktail parties, delicious al fresco dinners, and beach picnics. But for many of us, the question lingers: “How can I enjoy myself without sabotaging my health goals?”

The answer? It’s all about balance and mindfulness. Here are some tips to navigate summer parties without sacrificing your well-being:

Fuel Up Beforehand:

Don’t arrive famished! Hunger is a recipe for overindulgence. Have a small, protein- and fat-rich snack beforehand, like nuts and nut butter, or avocado with hemp seeds. Feeling satisfied will help you make mindful choices throughout the evening.

Drink Smart:

Be strategic about your alcohol intake. Opt for lower-sugar options like tequila or vodka with club soda and a squeeze of citrus. Skip sugary wines, juices, syrups, and sodas. These can contribute to hangovers and derail your health goals. Explore flavorful alternatives like herbs, fruit slices, or fresh ginger to add a twist to your drink.

For inspiration, check out our Nourishing Lab Avocado Margarita!

avocado margarita

NL Avocado Margarita

Half a small, ripe avocado
Juice of one lime
2 tsp lime zest
Splash of fresh orange juice (optional)
4 oz Tequila
Lemon zest, salt, and/or cilantro for garnish

Forgive and Move On:

We all have moments of indulgence. Don’t beat yourself up! Acknowledge your choices, and recommit to your goals. Remember, every day is a fresh start.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Fun Food):

Heading to a friend’s place? Offer to bring a healthy dish that you can enjoy and share. Think veggie platters or a healthy dessert like our delicious almond butter blondies with date caramel! (insert link to blondie recipe)

Hydrate Like a Champion:

Water is your best friend at social events. Sipping water between alcoholic drinks helps you feel fuller, reduces snacking, and keeps you feeling your best the next day.

By following these tips, you can conquer any summer party and maintain a healthy approach to the season. Remember, the key is balance and having fun!

Published On: May 7, 2019|By |
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