Thanksgiving usually entails all of our favorite comfort foods and desserts. Although the holidays can be very exciting and joyous times, they can also be filled with busy schedules and stress. We see treats, sweets, and special foods and drinks around every corner. Here are some tips for navigating all the holiday season social events, parties, and Thanksgiving dinner to make sure you maintain your healthy eating habits:
- Don’t arrive overly hungry! Have a small protein snack before. This will help take the edge off and can prevent you from overeating.
- Bring your own healthy dish to the party. Bring a dish like vegetables and hummus as an appetizer or a big, green leafy salad as your side dish. Now you know there will be a healthy option and I’m sure others will be grateful as well!
- Don’t keep your favorite holiday treats around the house. You’ll be much more likely to eat them if they’re only steps away.
- Consider healthier substitutions in your favorite Thanksgiving dishes! You can often reduce the amount of sugar, fat, and carbohydrates.
Try swapping out your traditional (and calorie laden) Thanksgiving sides with healthier options. Here are three delicious (and healthy) Thanksgiving recipes with to try this season.