Eating healthy during the holidays does not mean you have to abandon your favorite holiday foods. Consider these simple tips to help you have a healthier holiday season.
by Fry’s Food Stores
It’s all about moderation
Indulge on your favorite treats, but be mindful of your intake. Moderation is the key to still enjoying the best bites of the season without overdoing it. Practicing portion control and focusing on the foods you love are great ways to help you moderate. Smaller portions are proven to reduce overall intake, and if you only focus on foods you love, you are less likely to eat something just because it’s in front of you. So, have some of grandma’s fudge or a few of your favorite cookies, but enjoy them in moderation.
Turn healthy food swaps into traditional holiday favorites
Consider swapping buttery mashed potatoes for vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes or roasted green beans for mom’s green bean casserole. Try seasoning the sweet potatoes with maple syrup and the green beans with olive oil and sea salt and voila! Both are flavorful alternatives to holiday favorites.
With all the food and festive cocktails, we often forget to drink enough water during the holidays. If you’re going to drink alcohol, try to alternate between water and alcohol to minimize intake and stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is critical to maintaining optimal health.
Being physically active is important for both physical and mental health. It is also a great way to relieve stress during the holidays. Enjoy a morning or after-dinner walk around the neighborhood with loved ones, and don’t forget your water bottle!
From everyday meals to holiday feasts, visit www.frysfood.com/recipes for a collection of healthy online recipes for every occasion.