Healthy Holidays Week 1: Healthier Holiday Traditions

Healthier Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving, a holiday synonymous with stuffing the turkey (and yourself) can make sticking to health goals difficult. Rest assured – it is possible to have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving without sacrificing fun or flavor. Let’s kick off the holiday season with a healthy start. Keep these small tips in mind this week and create new healthier holiday traditions.

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Manage Portions – With a little planning, you can savor your Thanksgiving favorites and avoid going to bed ten pounds heavier. Depending on what time of the day you sit down for your big meal, eat a healthy breakfast and avoid snacking throughout the day. At meal time, survey the spread. Skip the items you don’t enjoy as much, while leaving room to indulge (moderately) in your favorites.

Healthy AlternativesIf you’re hosting, try cooking healthier options of your less healthy family favorites. For example, try roasting vegetables in oil instead of baking them in butter. Have you tried making mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes? Consider swapping half the potatoes for cauliflower – no one will notice the difference! Check out our Pinterest page for more healthy Thanksgiving meal ideas.

Get Moving – After a big meal, curling up on the couch can be tempting. Instead, get outside and do something active! Create a new tradition of a post-meal walk before dessert. You’ll feel better, we promise.

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