Looking for some healthy twists to dish out this year? Here are five tips, based on advice from registered dietitians Jill Weisenberger and Sarah-Jane Bedwell in this week’s featured article, “Healthy Christmas Tips: Meals, Eggnog and Parties“:
- For every calorie-rich dish, serve two vegetable dishes or something else that’s healthy.
- Dairy free Silk Nog saves you almost half the calories of eggnog and all the saturated fat. (It’s in the dairy-free milk-alternatives section of your grocery store. It’s made of soymilk.)
- If anyone balks at the idea of a healthier Christmas, invite the person to bring a traditional dish he or she would enjoy. It’s OK to have options.
- If you can find it, serve festive-looking star fruit (pictured right) with the Christmas cookies.
- Serve crustless pie.
After a wonderful meal, go for a wonderful walk! Above all, enjoy the weekend. Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.