Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

 

 

The American Heart Association recommends these easy tips and recipes will
help you stay healthy and mindful as you celebrate the holidays with friends
and family. You can eat well and be well this holiday season, with these tasty
treats, party tricks and simple strategies.


Enjoy in moderation.


Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holidays? Yes! And you can do it
without FOMO or a lot of effort.


Grandma’s fudge is a family tradition, and your coworker’s cookies are calling
you from the breakroom. Indulging a little won’t hurt — so lighten up! No, we
mean that literally. Enjoy holiday treats in smaller portions, make healthy
substitutions where you can, and plan ahead for merry meals that are
healthy, too.


Include lots of seasonal, colorful fruits and vegetables.


Do you decorate for the holidays with a lot of color? Treat your plate the same
way. Fruits and vegetables will add flavor, color and nutrients to holiday
favorites. And they help you feel fuller longer so you can avoid the temptation
to overeat.  

 

 


Slash unwanted calories with easy swaps and substitutions.


Learn where excess calories, sodium, saturated fat and added sugars are
hiding in traditional holiday foods and beverages, and some easy swaps to
avoid them. Our guide will show you how.


Navigate holiday parties like a boss.


From the obligatory workplace parties to family get-togethers, your calendar
may be bursting with opportunities to eat and drink outside of your regular
routine. Make a plan that will help you resist plowing through the buffet
table, like having a healthy snack beforehand.


Sprinkle in opportunities to be active.


Keep the inevitable indulgences in check by staying active. Enjoy some
winter sports for a change of pace, or schedule in a quick walk or workout
before you head to the next party.

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