Healthy Holiday Food

Do you feel like the words holiday food and healthy food contradict each other? Do you feel that during the holidays you need to drop the word healthy when you describe the foods that you consume?

You’ve been here before. Extended trip to the family’s for the holidays. At least two sit-down meals and a table filled with more desserts than you can feed yourself. By the time the trip is said and done, you’ve probably consumed more than several thousand calories… and none of them in the “healthy” department. 

 How can you possibly get around this yearly tradition without avoiding the trip altogether? That’s where our recipe guide comes in! We’ve filled it with a variety of recipes that are delicious and not full of unwanted starches, butter, or calories. The holidays can be a difficult time for your diet  You can prepare great tasting meals that will help you be healthier, satisfied and feel less guilty over what you ate.

We have identified some of our most popular recipes- try one for a healthier twist for this years holiday dinner.

Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops

Tri-Colored Scalloped Potatoes

Basil Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms

It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday season. This combination of religious and national celebrations can help keep the cold winter away. But the feasts and parties filled with special holiday food that mark it can tax the arteries and strain the waistline. By eating just 200 extra calories a day — a piece of pecan pie and a tumbler of eggnog here, a couple latkes and some butter cookies there — you could pack on two to three pounds over this five- to six-week period. That doesn’t sound like much, except few people shed that extra weight in the following months and years. 

You don’t need to deprive yourself, eat only boring foods, or take your treats with a side order of guilt. Instead, by practicing a bit of defensive eating and cooking, you can come through the holidays without making “go on a diet” one of your New Year’s resolutions.

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