Balance is the most important, so we don't feel deprived or like we're sacrificing, but here are few ways to help maintain that balance!
Before going to a holiday party, make sure the whole family eats a decent meal with plenty of protein to prevent cookies from becoming dinner!
Serve salad and veggies first at dinnertime, so everyone gets some extra immune-boosting vitamins in while they're appetites are peaked.
Limit treats to 1 per day and after dinner so there's no mindless grazing.
Get outside! And take the kids! There is a Norwegian saying that there such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. Set a good example and go for a hike, or play catch in the park, or chase them around a local track or ice rink. They'll burn off the sweets and you'll have some screen-free family time!
Let us know - how do you keep the balance around the holidays?