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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.