When it comes to the holidays, food swaps for healthy holiday eating help you indulge while still keeping your calorie intake moderate. Here are a whole bunch of ideas, and your guests won't even notice the difference!
the next month, many of us will be hitting up office parties, getting together with family members, and booking our calendars full of holiday eating celebrations. And ahem, eating a Thanksgiving
meal (in my family's case, two Thanksgiving meals!).
While I love a good get together that brings me closer to the people I care about, there's one thing about these gatherings that I sometimes wish I could change: the abundance of delicious but not-so-healthy foods. I'm all about indulging, but there's a way to enjoy in a more moderate way so that those stretchy post-holiday pants don't become a permanent wardrobe choice come the new year.
Enter here all the tools you need to stay on top of your healthy eating habits, including ideas for healthy holiday recipes. You'll find a list of 20 foods worth skipping at your co-worker's holiday bash, plus good-for-you food swaps that'll make you feel like you're still the center of the party. I'm also sharing 10 ways you can amp up the nutrition and turn down the calories in your own holiday meal, as well as a healthy appetizer fit for your next potluck. Let's dig in!
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20 Holiday Food Swaps That Will Save Hundreds of
Calories and Taste Amazing
Don't worry, I'm not taking away your mashed potatoes! But I am giving you a few fun ways to save calories on sides, appetizers, and desserts so you can enjoy your favorite dishes without the guilt. Take a look at this Prevention slideshow to see which holiday meal staples I recommend skipping, plus the healthier alternatives that are so tasty you won't miss the original one bit.