This holiday lets be thankful for our health! Try making these delicious recipes instead of the usual dishes you put on the table.

White Meat instead of Dark Meat:

Reach for the white meat instead of the dark meat reducing the calories and fat for the same amount of protein.


Skip the Glaze:

Skipping the glaze on the ham gives you the benefits of getting your protein intake without all that added sugar!  You can always still use fresh pineapple to help tenderize the meat. 


Green Bean, Almond, Feta Salad:

Try making a Green Bean Salad this holiday instead of a casserole.  Enjoy your greens fresh and tossed with different types of nuts.


Oven Roasted Corn:

Sneak in some extra veggies into your meal while reducing fats and carbs, by swapping creamed corn or corn casseroles for oven-roasted corn. 


Mashed Cauliflower:

Mashed potatoes are a staple at the dinner table that everyone reaches for.  Try swapping them for mashed cauliflower, or just adding some cauliflower to your mashed potatoes. Keep an eye out to see if anyone even notices the difference.


Cranberry & Pear Sauce:

Pears are a great way to reduce the carbs in your sauce while keeping the volume.  You can also switch out other sugar ingredients for agave, honey, or sugar-free maple syrup.


Pumpkin Pie Parfait:

Exchange that traditional pumpkin pie with a pumpkin parfait dessert instead.  With this recipe, portion size will be easier to track since one serving of pumpkin parfait is one cup!

          Don’t let the holidays be an excuse to over-indulge.  Enjoy your favorite foods in moderation, stay active, keep hydrated, and stay on track!  Most importantly, enjoy the time spent with family and friends.