This is the week of the year that I am tempted to give up on healthy eating, forget about balance, give in to the holiday feeding frenzy, and eat ALL the cookies. We had our first office party on Friday, celebrated my husband’s birthday on Saturday, I have a holiday party for a work-related organization on Tuesday, our second office party on Wednesday, and our neighborhood holiday party on Saturday. As much as I plan to make healthy choices, I’m bound to overindulge, so why bother?
I need to remind myself that most of the food at holiday parties does not taste as good as it looks.
I need to remind myself that I won’t enjoy the holiday season if I am stumbling around in a carb-coma fog.
I need to remind myself that I will have a merrier Christmas if I enjoy nourishing foods that don’t send my blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
The opportunity to review Big Slice products through Fitfluential came at just the right time, since they are the perfect snack for fending off the holiday feeding frenzy.
What are Big Slice products? Big Slice offers single-serving pouches of ready-to-eat cooked apples that are made with wholesome ingredients and are fat-free, gluten-free and vegan.
The “Pure” line is made with fruit (and fruit juices) and spices, and comes in great flavors like Orange Ginger, Blueberry Pomegranate, and Lemon Berry. The products in the “Fit” line have bonus ingredients like hemp seeds or green coffee extract, while the products in the “Luxe” line do have some added sugar for enticing flavors like Cinnamon Candy and Caramel. All flavors have about 100 calories per pouch and would be great on their own, with yogurt, or with oatmeal. (Hmm, could I use them a shortcut for my pain-in-the-ass apple pie?)
I am keeping a stash of Big Slice pouches in my “snack cabinet” at work to have as mid-afternoon snacks before I head off to my holiday parties. If you want to try Big Slice products, look for them at stores like Target, Costco Whole Foods Market, Publix, and The Fresh Market, or enter my giveaway of a great gift pack that includes 12 pouches of a variety of flavors, a Big Slice tumbler, and more–just like the one Big Slice sent me for this review.
All entries are subject to verification and disqualification. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will run through Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm eastern. The winner must provide a full mailing address (no P.O. box) and phone number within 48 hours of being notified by the email provided in the entry form or another winner will be selected. Fulfillment will be by Big Slice, and is not the responsibility of the author.
Have you been to any holiday parties yet?
How do you fend off the holiday feeding frenzy?