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Health Tips to Start 2021 Off on the Right Foot

If you’re like most of the world, then the holiday season is one full of laughter, joy, and lots of delicious foods. While the celebrations typically continue from Thanksgiving through the New Year all the eating and drinking often leads people to desire a healthier start to the next year.

If you’re one of those people looking for ways to get a jump start with a healthier regimen then the products we offer at D’Olivo are perfect for you. To help you kick start the year we’ve compiled a few ways to utilize these products to your advantage.

Salad Dressing

Salads are a great lunch option for busy days and they also make a delicious side for practically any dinner you’re preparing. Whether they are serving as the main course or a side dish you can get a healthier dressing by relying on olive oils and vinegars instead of the traditional, creamier dressing options. These oil and vinegar dressings don’t have to be boring either. You can create any number of combinations with our selection of over 100 oils and vinegars. For example, you could enjoy our Raspberry balsamic vinegar as a dressing by itself or mix it with the Herbes de Provence or Lemon olive oil.

Change Up Snack Time

Snack time isn’t something that’s always easy to cut out, and you shouldn’t need to, just make slight adjustments to what you’re snacking on and how it’s prepared. Try making vegetable muffins, like these Elderberry Zucchini and Carrot ones, to replace those morning cravings for sugar. If you’re more of a salt lover, then try popcorn popped with our butter olive oil and salted with any of our specialty salts available in store – we would recommend trying the black truffle salt to start.

Replace Your Cooking Oils and Butter with Olive Oil

We’ve covered this in depth a couple of times, but olive oil provides numerous health benefits when compared to other cooking oils and butter. Using olive oil can be equally tasty too. If you’re looking for ways to increase your health for the new year then we strongly suggest switching out what you’re cooking with. For specific details check out our blog on cooking oils and substituting olive oil in your baking.

Remove the Calories from Your Drinks

Looking to cut calories in other areas without sacrificing taste? Balsamic vinegars are the perfect way to do just that. Create a mocktail out of seltzer water and any one of our flavorful vinegars to create a low calorie and refreshing beverage. The vinegar can provide a natural sweetness that doesn’t come with unhealthy sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Naturally Care for Your Skin and Hair

While it’s true that consuming olive oil is great for your overall health, there are also a number of benefits to using it in beauty care (https://www.dolivotastingbar.com/olive-oil-for-skin/). In fact, olive oil is becoming increasingly popular in the beauty industry for just this reason. As you look to detox in 2021, consider adding some natural products into your routine. From body washes and lotions to shampoos, our products from the Olive Oil Skincare Company are the perfect way to accomplish this.

Summary

Overall, 2020 was a year that many people want to put behind them, and we can understand that sentiment. As 2021 starts off and you’re looking for ways to get back on track, consider implementing these tips to help make small, incremental changes for the long-term.

We’d love to help you get started with your goals for the new year, so stop in to see us during regular store hours Monday-Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 4 PM. One of our well-trained staff members would be happy to walk you through a full tasting experience and can provide excellent recommendations on pairing our oils and vinegars. Plus you can explore all of our other great products from skincare to Le Creuset cookware and Wusthof knives.