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Tips To Eating Healthy During The Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is filled with parties, gatherings, and lots and lots of food!  It’s tough to stick to healthy eating habits you’ve worked so hard to follow all year.

With all sorts of food around you, it can be a bit challenging to avoid temptation.  Here are some of our tips to help you avoid the unnecessary weight gain during the holidays.

  • Never go to a party hungry.  Eat a healthy snack before so that you don’t indulge.
  • Your best bet is to stick to the dishes that look the most appetizing to you. This way you can enjoy the foods you like, and still leave room for dessert.
  • Remember to watch your portions.  Grab a small plate instead of a big one.  Try to fill your plate with fresh, healthy vegetables, which will pack the punch.  In other words fill you up quicker, without adding too many calories.  Think small portions.
  • Watch out for the extra sauces, gravies and dips. These items tend to contain a lot of fat and calories that will quickly add up.
  • Take caution with alcohol at parties.  Holiday drinks contain a lot of fat and calories that will add unwanted pounds .  Try to stick to a small glass of wine, or a small cocktail made with fresh squeezed juice.  Forget about all the concentrated juices.
  • Work out and exercise at least 30 minutes a day.  If not, try to get in some type of exercise the day of a holiday party.  Even if you can only find 10 free minutes, it will be beneficial to burn some extra calories before you consume a lot of them.  Exercise is fun, and it will make you so happy!

Tis’ the season to socialize, and celebrate good times with friends and family.  It is important to keep a healthy mind plan, so don’t splurge on things that will leave you feeling yucky.

We wish you and your family safe, healthy, and happy holidays!

Top 10 Restaurant Recommendations

We all love to eat, especially while on vacation.  Here are some of my favorite recommendations that I feel you will absolutely love.  I guess it all depends whether you’re taste is Mexican, Pacific Rim, Asian, Hawaiian, or whatever your desires are you will enjoy!

1) Monico’s Taqueria

2) Kauai Pasta

3) Dolphin Restaurant Sushi Bar

4) Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant

5) Brick Oven Pizza

6) Kauai Grill at St. Regis

7) Hamura Saimin

8) Post Cards Cafe

9)  Yum Cha

10) Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill

Prince Course on Kauai Closed For Renovation

Prince Course, Kauai

Prince Course, Kauai

Many Kauai residents and visitors were saddened to hear the closing of the Prince Golf Course.  As of January 29, 2011 the Prince Course shut down business to undergo several months of renovation.  A complete renovation of the bunkers began in September 2010, and the course is now closed to allow completion of the project along with other planned upgrades.  Reopening is planning for October 2011.

The Tavern Retaurant by Roy Yamaguchi and the Prince Golf Shop, both located in the 60,000 square foot Prince Clubhouse, will continue to operate during the renovation.  The Tavern is open for lunch starting at 11 am and dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm daily.  If you enjoy rich comfort food, you’ll absolutely love it.  Unique dishes, wonderful ambiance, and great service.

The Golf Shop’s operating hour are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.

For all of you who love to golf on Kauai, there are many amazing golf courses to choose from.  So if you’re vacationing in a Poipu beach rental or a Luxury Kauai Vacation Rental on the north shore be sure to play the golf courses near you.

Common Ground on Kauai

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Common Ground in Kilauea is a great place to visit while staying in Kauai.  A group of committed individuals with ideas towards contributing deep health and economic growth.  If we all put our part in and believe in creating sustainability and the environment, we can all make a difference together.  Malama Kauai!

Treat yourself to a very healthy and organic meal at Common Ground. The Garden offers fresh, healthy, local food.  It’s so yummy, you’ll find yourself going back for more.

Eat healthy on your Kauai vacation

I know how important food is, especially for those on vacation.  Forget about the fast food restaurants and think healthy, and eat well.  Hawaii is known to have some of the best tasting fish in the world, and if you love fish, you will love the Kilauea Fish Market.  A gold mine in my opinion.  So if you’re staying on the  north shore or in a Poipu vacation rental be sure to stop by the Kilauea Fish Market, located in the historic stone building right off Lighthouse road.  It is highly recommended and so yummy, you gotta try it.  They have a mouth watering menu that will keep you coming back for more.  Talk about ‘grinds’.  Fresh fish wraps, organic salads, local plate lunches, fresh island fish poke, local grown meats, and more.  My ultimate favorite, seared Ahi poke salad, served with their signature creamy oriental salad dressing.  I can never have enough of it.  Oh and the staff are always very friendly.  Now open 11 pm to 8 pm.  It is best to call in your order.  They get really busy at all times of the day.  They’ll have your food ready by the time you arrive.  Otherwise, you can drop in and order. While waiting, browse around.  You’ll find a small clothing boutique, real estate office, health food store, hair salon, and ice cream shop shop.  No attire is required.  Casual dining with covered outdoor seating.  What better way to spend your vacation on Kauai.  Combine a wonderful Kauai vacation rental and good healthy food is what really makes for a healthy vacation.  Relax, eat, and enjoy!