How to Recover from Holiday Parties

Cringe-worthy night? You're going to need breakfast.

Trisha Yearwood's husband, Garth Brooks, Breakfast Bowl; as seen on Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen.


Trisha Yearwood's husband, Garth Brooks, Breakfast Bowl; as seen on Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen.

©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

The holiday season is synonymous with overdoing everything – between the holiday parties, cookie swaps and the cocktails that accompany each event, you’re more than likely feeling the after-effects.

Knowing that you probably didn’t heed any sage advice to avoid a hangover and went straight for the bar cart at your office party, we feel your pain.  Aside from the usual sports drink and aspirin combo, which will definitely work some magic, we’ve collected a few meals to help get you back on your feet and finish your holiday shopping.

Please Note: This info comes from the school of common sense, and not an actual doctor. Although these meals may help to make you feel less horrible they won’t undo the Snapchats you were sending all night -- there are some things food can’t fix.

If all hope of having even a semi-productive day is lost and you want to eat everything in sight, the breakfast bowl is the answer. Layer hash browns, sausage, bacon, tortellini, eggs and cheese in a giant bowl and dig in. Maybe you’ll find the self-respect you lost last night at the bottom of the bowl.

Chicken Noodle Soup; Tyler Florence

Chicken Noodle Soup; Tyler Florence

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Hydrating is key -- besides drinking water (which you should definitely be doing), have a bowl of steamy chicken noodle soup. Because grandma really meant it when she said it’s a cure-all.

The perfect breakfast for feeding a hungover, hungry crowd. Put it together the night before, so you’ll be able to just roll out of bed for breakfast and still look like a rock-star host.

Food Stylist: Brett Kurzweil


Food Stylist: Brett Kurzweil

Photo by: Kang Kim

Kang Kim

That holiday punch may have tasted great at the time, but now it probably just tastes like regret. Boil up a simple ginger tea to settle your stomach. An unpeeled piece of ginger can last for a few weeks in the refrigerator so keep some on hand and it’ll last through the holiday season.

If you’ve been overdoing it at the buffet table more so than the bar, this healthy smoothie will taste great and help you get a jump start on those resolutions.

Skip the greasy breakfast sandwich and satisfy your post-party egg craving with a healthy breakfast burrito to get you back on your feet without weighing you down.

Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

The hair of the dog method is recommended by zero health professionals, but if you’re going to do it, keep things classy with Bloody Marys. Afterwards you’ll want to reference the first six ideas in this post, so you may want to bookmark for your future self.

Need more? Check out these hangover breakfast sandwiches that’ll help fill the void in your memory from last night's shenanigans.

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