How to Not Overindulge this Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, we know what’s going to be on everyone’s minds at any given time: sweets, treats, and unhealthy indulgences. This year, I’m going to try my best to not go overboard. If you remember from this past summer, I quit sugar (check out the post here!) and that really helped open up a lot of doors when it comes to healthy food and alternatives! Today, I wanted to share my tips on how not to overindulge this holiday season.

1. Swap the Soda

I get it, sometimes you need your fix- but I promise if you cut out that sugary soda (or even an apple cider at a holiday party) you’ll feel so much better! I love kombucha, but an alternative I’ve been reaching for recently has been a good hot cup of tea! If you still need a sweet kick, add some honey(Then, while you drink your tea, mix the honey with some yogurt & do a little face mask!)

2. Put Down the Candy

Okay hear me out, you can have some candy, I mean it is the holidays, but all in moderation! One trick I love is to slice an apple and add it to a pan with 1/3 cup of boiling water. Once I cook the apples down for 5-7 minutes, I top it off and add some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to the apples as they simmer. Once the water has completely been cooked away, you essentially have an apple pie minus all of the carbs! SO YUMMY!

3. Fast & Easy Breakfast

For me, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! I’ve been all about my breakfast parfaits recently. Not only is it a great fast and easy breakfast full of probiotics, but it tastes just as good as a snack! I’ll usually do some greek yogurt, whatever fresh fruits or berries I have on hand and some healthy granola like gr8nola (which I’m sure you recognize from my IG)! (Pro Tip: I keep my little pack of gr8nola on me at all times and munch on it throughout the day! It’s the perfect balance of sweet and nutty!

4. Healthy Snacks

Have you guys carved pumpkins yet? One of the girls on my team did last weekend and brought us all some amazing toasted pumpkin seeds! All she did was roast them in the oven. First, wash them off, then spread them out on a cookie sheet and season with some salt, pepper and a little bit of turmeric (or whatever your heart desires)! Bake at 300 degrees F for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally and all of the sudden you have an amazing healthy snack.

5. Say No To Butter

I know this is harder said than done, but hear me out: when you’re baking, swap out butter with 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt for every cup of butter required! It’s a great alternative and tastes just as good. Coconut oil is also a great alternative for butter when you’re cooking on a stove top!

Do you guys have any tips for not overindulging and overdoing it during the holidays? Let me know in the comments below! And remember, everything is okay in moderation!



  • Kathy says:

    These are some great tips! I will have to try that parfait x

  • ANGELEBABY says:

    such good tips as always!! obsessed w/that sweater as well, such a good color

  • Daniela says:

    These are great tips Chriselle! Pumpkin seeds are yummi. I would only add the water with lemon on the list. For me it´s absolutely number one drink!


  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips/tricks, Chriselle! <3 I definitely overindulge during the holidays, so I know I'll have to keep myself in check! 🙂 And ohh, I've been wanting to have healthier breakfasts! Can't wait to check out gra8nola!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Imelda says:

    Oatmeal is my go breakfast food on cold winter mornings. Add some banana slices and sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon. Will try adding your cooked apple slices next time! Where can I find that cute mango yellow sweater?

  • Magda says:

    Great tips, I quit sugar too a while ago and it was a very good decision!

  • Lauren says:

    Love the greek yogurt trick, I’ll be implementing this asap!


  • Sajada says:

    This is going on my desktop TODAY!!!!

  • I’ll definitely be trying the apples with cinnamon!!!


  • Alina says:

    What a cute yellow sweater! I am guilty of overindulging at my friend’s place, but she is such a good cook that it would be a shame not to try everything she cooks! But at the same time I am very consistent with my workouts and I am pretty healthy in my day to day food choice, so I do allow myself this little weakness during holiday season.

  • Jennifer says:

    Great alternatives! I’ll definitely keep these things in mind. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Reads last line – say no to butter.. nooo!! Butter is life Chriselle! 😀

  • Natali says:

    Green tea and apples are my faves anyway, they’re good and healthy hunger suppressant and a perfect snack in between.

  • Carol says:

    I am not sure why you would cut the butter out – butter is good fat just like coconut fat and you should eat it.

  • mel says:

    Haha so true. It’s so easy to over indulge during the holidays. I love that yellow sweater! So cute!

    xx, mel

  • Shloka says:

    So I’m doing a 30 day sugar cleanse (no sugar AT ALL, refined or unrefined) and have also completely given up refined sugars so I think this post is really helpful and encouraging! Thank you for the awesome tips!!


  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Wonderful tips for the holidays … I will try my very best to stay away from the soda, this has got to be the hardest thing I’ll attempt to do this holiday seasons! 👍😘
    Merci for the tips.

    🍂🍁LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍁| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Kim says:

    These are amazing tips! I’m really trying to be healthier so thank you!

    Kim .. edgy sweater

  • Natasha says:

    Will definitely be trying these! x

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