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
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!
HEALTHIER HOLIDAY RECIPE: CHEESY HASH BROWN POTATOES
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 |