Maria Menounos, best-selling author and host of television’s “EXTRA,” shared her “red” hot secrets for staying fit Oct. 15 in New York City’s famed Rockefeller Center at Ocean Spray’s annual bog display event that featured 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries.
Menounos teamed up with the cranberry cooperative from her home state of Massachusetts to share her secrets for fueling herself every day, everywhere, every waywith the deliciously healthy fruit, especially during the holidays.
“Growing up in Massachusetts, I always had an appreciation for the cranberry,” said Menounos. “Nothing compares to the beauty of a cranberry harvest, but there’s more to the cranberry than meets the eye. It’s an exceptionally healthy fruit.”
Menounos showcased her best moves for staying fit and trim, just in time for the holidays. She also shared her favorite dishes and tips for avoiding the holiday “jiggle” with low-calorie cocktails, portion-controlled sides and reduced-sugar sauces.
“Live in color,” Menounos said when asked to share her advice on healthy eating. “Find ways to rev up your workouts by mixing things up – a festive salsa class can be a great calorie burner – and fill your plates with colorful, healthy fruits like the cranberry. Whether it’s fresh, juice, dried or in a sauce, there are a variety of ways to incorporate cranberries into a healthy routine – morning, noon and night.”