Holidays are considered a time for indulgence. Some say the average American gains around ten pounds during the holiday season! But there are things we can do to prevent holiday weight gain and maintain healthy eating habits.
- Stay on schedule. With holiday gatherings happening, we often end up eating at different times than we normally would. If a meal is being served later than your usual eating time, have a small snack. This will help maintain your blood sugar levels, and prevent overeating later on.
- Moderation is key. Don’t omit sweets altogether, it is the holidays after all! Leave yourself some room to indulge. Take your sweets in small servings and savor every last bite.
- Include more fruits & vegetables. There’s plenty of seasonal produce to enjoy this time of year! Adding an extra vegetable dish to your table will ensure you’re getting enough vitamins, fiber, and nutrients among all the carb-heavy sides.
- Substitute for healthy ingredients. There are many easy substitutions you can make in your favorite holiday recipes to make your recipes more nutritious. Like Barney Butter Almond Butter, avocado oil and more!
Almond Butter, Cinnamon, Berry Stuffed Crescent Rolls with Honey Thyme Glaze
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
- 1 can of large-sized crescent rolls (I used 1 standard sized can Pillsbury Grands)
- 1/2 cup of Barney Butter Bare Smooth Almond Butter
- 1/4 cup of strawberries, finely diced
- 1/4 cup of blueberries, each cut in half
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbs butter
- fresh thyme
- Pre-heat your oven to 375F.
- Unroll the can of dough and separate out each roll. Taking each individual crescent roll, gently stretch out the wider end of the triangle so that there is more space to lay the berries.
- On the larger half of each roll (the part that you stretched out a bit), spread 1 tablespoon of the almond butter and top with roughly 2 tablespoons of the berries.
- Sprinkle each roll with a bit of cinnamon.
- Take the 2 triangle corners at the wider end of the roll and fold them into the center, over top of the berries. Now roll the entire thing towards the final corner (like you would a regular crescent roll). The key is to fully enclose the berries inside of the roll.
- Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking dish and bake until the outside of the rolls are a nice golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
- While rolls bake, melt honey, butter and thyme in a small sauce pan for about 5 minutes
- Drizzle glaze over rolls and serve immediately.