As Christmas approaches, your mouth may be watering with the thought of mounds of holiday goodies you’re used to. Trouble is many of those foods are likely to wreak havoc on the rest of your body.
From high-fat, high-sodium dips and meatballs to pastry-wrapped vegetables to calorie-crazy eggnog and other festive concoctions, the holidays can be ho-ho-horrible for your health.
Here are 7 healthier and delicious options to serve up this season:
Roasted salmon with crispy potatoes and broccoli – Most of us eat far too much red meat and fried foods. This light and delicious option will satisfy your taste buds and your heart’s health.
Lemon-dill chicken meatball soup – What’s cold weather without a warm and hearty soup? This easy-to-make and filling soup cuts down on the fat from beef or pork and is high in protein and fiber.
Lemony asparagus, beans and peas – Say no to veggies swimming in salty gravy and try this tangy, crunchy and delicious alternative.
Butter-glazed rainbow carrots – Celebrate the season with a rainbow of buttery and naturally sweet carrots.
And for dessert, try these healthy gluten-free gingersnaps, fudge-dipped almond cookies and chocolate truffles – all guaranteed to treat your holiday taste buds with less sugar and fat than traditional treats.
What healthy holiday recipes do you love most? Drop into the Shop Talk forum and share them with members of the community – and Merry Christmas!
Did you know? Calorie-crazy
Recommended daily calories are about 2,000 a day but a typical Christmas dinner alone can pack on 3,000! Enjoy your holidays but keep an eye on what you eat!