Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Healthy Holiday's Guidelines


  1. Healthy Swaps for classic meals:

    • Greek yogurt or avocadoes instead of sour cream

    • Cauliflower mash added to potato or sweet potato

    • Grilled or baked fruit instead of pies

    • Instead of a casserole, just sauté the veggie (green bean casserole vs sautéed green bean)

    • Healthier dips such as hummus and tzatziki instead of cheese balls and French onion dip

    • More Crudité, than charcuterie 

    • Bake not fry

    • Use olive oil, avocado oil instead of vegetable oil

    • Always fresh or frozen never canned or boxed

    • Swap out bread rolls for homemade whole grain bread rolls

    • Cider instead of eggnog

    • Don’t add salt, use other spices/herbs

    • Chocolate covered, dusted, etc. nuts instead of candy or cookies

    • Shrimp cocktail instead of fried apps

  2. Portion Control: hand gestures

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  1. Tips and tricks

    • Make your plate colorful

    • Choose clear liquids (Think water, vodka, gin, rum, club soda, seltzer water, tonic water)

    • Don’t skip meals; don’t go to a party with an empty stomach

    • Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed

    • Eat slowly

    • No feeling of guilt allowed!

    • Wait 10 minutes before going up for seconds this gives your GI tract time to alert your brain of hunger/satiety cues

    • Avoid anything that says diet/low fat/etc. because something else was put in their to make it that way (normally not good things)