Healthy Holiday Tips

The Holidays can be a difficult time for people watching their eating habits and trying to stay healthy. Our dietician Alexa shared some helpful and healthful tips for cooking, baking and eating this holiday season.

Baking

  • Instead of butter, substitute equal parts for unsweetened applesauce.
  • Substitute low-fat or skim milk instead of whole or heavy cream.
  • Instead of using only white flour, use half white and half whole-wheat flour.

Cooking

  • Choose to use whole-grain breads, rice and pasta instead of white
  • Bake, grill, or steam vegetables instead of frying.
  • Instead of whole milk or heavy cream, substitute with low-fat or fat-free/skim milk.
  • Compare labels of your holiday ingredients, and choose products with lower amounts of sodium and added sugars.

Beverages

  • Use spices and fruit, like cinnamon, cloves apples, and/or cranberries instead of using sugar to sweeten cider
  • Instead of using heavy cream or whole milk in dairy-based drinks, use low-fat or skim milk.
  • Mix 100% juice with water or use freshly squeezed juice instead of adding sugar to mixed drinks.