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 of 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 am sure others will be grateful as well!
- Don’t keep your favorite holiday treats around the house. You will be much more likely to eat them if they are there.
- Consider healthier substitutions in your favorite Thanksgiving dishes! You can often reduce the amount of sugar, fat, and carbohydrates.
Here are a few delicious Thanksgiving recipes with a twist to try this season!
To learn more about how to manage your dietary habits through the holidays or to learn more healthy recipes visit the LiVe Well Center website or call Park City Hospital’s LiVe Well Center today to set up an appointment with one of our registered dietitians!