Healthy Holiday Entertaining
As the holiday approaches, numerous parties can be seen almost everywhere and comes with it were sumptuous and decadent dishes. Staying healthy can be a tedious job especially during the holidays thus planning healthy meals is a must when you’re the one hosting the feast. Make time to plan every recipe you’ll be serving and cut on those calorie-laden temptations but making healthier food options. Holidays need not to be all about indulgent eating, but it should be more focused on enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Here are several reminders you should keep in mind when it comes to having a healthy holiday::
Don’t skip meals
If you’re planning to host a holiday feast, don’t skip meals prior to the event. You can also eat light snacks like fruit, yogurt or nuts before the party. This will keep you from being too hungry and losing your restraint, which could result in overeating. Remember to always eat breakfast since this is the first meal of the day and studies shows that those who eat breakfast are more easily satiated in the next meals.
Keep track of what you’re eating
Preparing the food can also lead to overeating since you tend to keep on tasting every viand just to check if it’s cooked right. You can try chewing a sugarless gum, which can help you to avoid too much taste test. You can ask the opinion of your friends when it comes to the tasting numerous dishes.
Choose healthier food options
Make sure to serve healthier food variety. Plan the menu and consider choosing plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and sea foods.
For appetizers, serve fresh fruits and vegetables with low-fat and low-sodium dressings and dips. You can also use salsa, fat-free yogurt or sour cream instead of creamy dips. You can offer unsalted nuts such as pecans and walnuts. Fruits and vegetables are filling with zero or low calories thus it is the best options to serve as appetizers. They are also fiber-enriched, which can help to increase satiety.
For side dishes, you can also choose a variety of vegetables and be sure to...