3 Tips to Beat the Post-holiday Blues

If you feel worn out or down after the holidays, you’re not alone. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday parties, traditions, presents and meals subside, many Americans experience post-holiday blues.

Try these three simple tips to overcome your post-holiday blues:

  1. Hit the gym—Exercising causes your body to release endorphins, which can help you feel more positive.
  2. Be mindful—Focusing on being in the here and now can help you avoid dwelling on the fact that the holidays are over.
  3. Give back—Helping others is proven to improve your mood.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories 278
Total Fat 16 g
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 262 mg
Total Sugars 3 g

Source: USDA

Kale and Tuna Salad


  • 2 5-ounce cans tuna
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper (to taste)


  1. Wash kale. Set aside to drain water off.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half and lightly toss in a bowl with balsamic vinegar, oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a salad bowl, mix tuna and liquid from the can gently with juice from half of the lemon and a pinch of pepper.
  4. Massage kale for about 3 minutes to soften it.
  5. Add the kale and half of the tomatoes to the tuna, and gently toss until all is coated with dressing.
  6. Add remaining tomatoes.
  7. Squeeze remaining lemon all over and serve.

Makes: 4 servings