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A Single Step for a Healthier Holiday

As you prepare for the holiday season, find one thing that you can do to make it nutritionally healthier for you and your family and do it.  Here are some ideas:

  • Cut the top off of a small pumpkin and hollow it out.  Fill it with Roasted Red Bell Pepper or Sun dried Tomato Hummus and surround it with green bell pepper strips, cucumber dials, orange & yellow bell peppers and carrot sticks for a beautiful harvest hors d’ oeuvres tray.
  • Prepare your pumpkin pie crust using almond flour instead of wheat flour.
  • Replace your traditional bread stuffing with a quinoa and roasted winter squash dish.  Use the same savory spices of sage, oregano & rosemary.  Even include the oysters.
  • Surprise everyone with a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes using mashed cauliflower instead.
  • When preparing sweets, reduce the sugar by ¼ cup or replace it with a healthier option such as stevia, JustLikeSugar, or Erythritol.
  • Prepare less food so that there are not as many leftovers.
  • Save the turkey carcass and use it to make turkey vegetable soup for the freezer.
  • Order a free range, organic fresh turkey.
  • Make homemade cranberry relish to avoid the high fructose cranberry in canned.
  • Rather than green bean casserole, serve fresh green beans with melted butter, almond slivers and dill sprigs.
  • Insist that everyone you eat with go out for a walk or bike ride TOGETHER before or after dinner.
  • Give Thanks.
By |2013-11-04T16:21:27-06:00October 29th, 2013|General, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|