3 easy things to do before your holiday meal

Our second post on how to have a healthier holiday season includes some easy tips you can try before the big holiday meal or party.

1) Drink lots of water - This can help with digestions and help your body recognize when it is feeling full.

2) Eat a snack. - Showing up to a big meal on an empty stomach can lead to overeating. Try a greek yogurt with berries, or a slice of avocado toast with a hard boiled egg to hold you over.

3) Offer to bring a healthy dish to the party. Some ideas might be:

  • raw veggies + greek yogurt dill dip

  • hummus + plantain chips

  • shrimp cocktail

  • fruit plate

  • roasted veggies - frozen butternut squash, mashed cauliflower or sweet potatoes are all easy, inexpensive & delicious options. Check out the cheesy hash brown potato recipe below!


2 cans reduced fat cream of chicken soup

1 bag of 2% sharp cheddar

1 bag of 30oz frozen shredded hash browns

1 - 16oz container of 1% fat cottage cheese

500g shredded sweet potato

garlic & sea salt to taste

Blend cottage cheese until creamy. Shred sweet potato & combine all ingredients into a big bowl. Add salt & garlic as desired. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees until bubbly.

Serves 10 - Cal 271 | Fat 7g | Carbs 33.5g | Protein 15.8g |

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