The Sun Basket Holiday Survival Guide
There’s no getting out of it now. The holidays are here in full force and it’s time to make a plan before the plans make you. Let this be the year you stay on track, eat healthy, and enjoy the festivities without the stress.
It’s ok to say no. You don’t have to say yes to every invitation that comes your way. Set your priorities and know your limits. Make time for the people and events that are most important to you, and offer a polite “no, thank you” to everything else.
There’s more to a party than food. Dance, play board games, get a good conversation started. Stay focused on the people you enjoy most and step away from the buffet.
Water it down. It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and drink more than you should. Make your first drink a big glass of water. After that, go one for one, following each alcoholic drink with more water.
Make exercise a holiday tradition. Go for a hike before (or after) a big meal. Organize a game of dodgeball, or hold your party at the local climbing gym.
Go easy on yourself. Don’t beat yourself up if you overindulge or eat a second piece of pie. It’s the holidays, after all, and you’re allowed a break from your routine.
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Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, Chef Justine hosts a poker party for all the friends she didn’t get to celebrate with the day before. This soup is always on the menu. It makes quick work of any leftover turkey, and it has a spicy kick that contrasts with the rich food consumed the day before.Read more
Guide To Winter Citrus
Sun Basket takes an acid trip
Ask Chef Justine what ingredient she relies on most often to sharpen the flavors in our recipes and the entire kitchen staff will answer in unison, “citrus.” According to Justine, “the sweet-tart juice and oil-rich zest offer a terrific alternative to salt and fat when I want to bring a dish into focus.". This time of year, she’s got plenty of varieties to choose from. Here are a few of the fresh citrus flavors you’ll find in your Sun Basket in the weeks ahead.Read more