Health and Wellness

Preparing a Healthy – and Delicious – Holiday Meal

Many people believe that a healthy holiday meal means a flavorless holiday meal. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s still possible to enjoy all the delicious flavors of the season while keeping things healthy.

It can be as simple as making a few swaps here and there. If you look forward to a slice of pecan pie every year, make other swaps, such as mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes and veggies and hummus in place of cheese and crackers.

Swap This

For This

Cheese and Crackers

Veggies and Hummus

Traditional White Bread Stuffing

Wheat or Whole-Grain Bread Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Cauliflower

Green Bean Casserole

Green Beans Almondine

Creamed Spinach

Spinach Salad with Warm Turkey Bacon Dressing

Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Egg Nog

Vanilla Chai Tea

If you’re up for testing your chops in the kitchen, consider trying a new recipe or two this year. Here are a few of our favorites from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Add one or two of the dishes to your holiday menu or make them all for a scrumptious feast:

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