3 Simple Ways To Eat Better Throughout The Holidays

The tastiest tips to stay fueled all season.

With the holidays fast approaching, we've got travel plans, menu planning, and gift lists on the brain. With everything else going on, it’s easy to overlook eating well throughout the season. Fueling your body during this busy time of year can be tough, which is why we tapped Good Housekeeping's Food Director Kate Merker to help us out by sharing a few ways to stay powered up with delicious, healthy snacks. Check out the video above and read on below to get Merker's tips on how Simple Mills products can help you enjoy the season, whether you're having people over, going to a party, or just trying to spread some holiday cheer.

When You're Gathering With Friends

Original Organic Seed Flour Crackers
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$4.99

If you've got friends to feed, Merker suggests throwing together some of her favorite good-for-you cracker toppings. She loves a goat cheese, roasted red pepper, and scallion combo atop Simple Mills Organic Seed Flour Crackers. For another option, try nut butter, apple slices, and prosciutto crisps. To round out the snacking, put out some of your favorite healthy dips and offer some veggies options on your platter, too.

"Bonus: you know that you’re not eating something with overly processed ingredients. Plus, Simple Mills crackers are grain-free and great for those who are vegan," says Merker.

When You're Going To A Party

While you don't want to show up to a party empty-handed, finding the time to prepare a dish can be difficult. That's where easy to throw together Simple Mills Almond Flour Brownie Mix comes in.

Almond Flour Brownie Mix
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$7.99

"Simple Mills Almond Flour Brownie Mix is quick to prepare and ensures you’ll be giving the gift of good ingredients," says Merker. When Merker grabs this boxed brownie mix, she likes to bake them with a twist: "I make mine with toasted hazelnuts (or pecans) baked into the top. Once they come out, I then drizzle with some dulce de leche or caramel and sprinkle with flaked salt," she says.

You can add any toppings you like to the mix (and even customize based on the recipient’s favorite flavors!), knowing that the base remains artificial ingredient-free.

When You Want To Spread Holiday Cheer

Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Cracker Snack Pack
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$5.99

A great way to say thank you to the delivery workers that are working tirelessly throughout the season and making sure packages are arriving on time is to leave out some pre-packaged snacks, like Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Snack Packs, and waters. "To show a little appreciation and to spread some holiday cheer, my family fills baskets with snack packs, drinks, and other grab-and-go goodies. Anyone who comes by our door can pick up a little something to fuel their day and hopefully catch a smile," says Merker. Since they're so tasty and easy to eat on the go, Merker also suggests leaving out a few in your entryway, too. That way, the whole family can grab a better-for-them snack on the way out the door.

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