The holiday season is drawing nearer and many people are starting to consider better-for-you options for their holiday meals. Try some of these simple swaps so that you don’t have to completely eliminate any of your favorite snacks or recipes. In addition to incorporating some of these tips, keep portion control in mind and try filling up on your veggies first before moving to more decadent foods which tend to be higher in calories.
Swap Candied Yams for Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Have you ever tried oven roasted sweet potatoes? If not, this holiday season is the perfect time to try them. Simply preheat your oven to 375 degrees, cube the sweet potatoes and lay them out in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and honey, sprinkle cinnamon, then roast for 30 minutes. Quick, delicious, and easy!
Swap Traditional Dips with Yogurt Dips – Many traditional dips are high in fat and calories, so substituting them for dips made with yogurt is definitely a smart, simple swap. A great alternative to the usual dips you see on the tables during the holidays are Bolthouse Farms® yogurt dressings. All of our dressings are only 45 calories or less per serving, with all the flavor and creaminess of traditional dips.
Swap White Flour Rolls for Whole-Wheat Rolls – If you’re doing the cooking and want to include bread with your family’s holiday meal, consider replacing the white flour in your favorite roll recipe for whole wheat flour.
Swap Traditional Eggnog for Bolthouse Farms® Holiday Nog – A glass of traditional eggnog can often make a huge dent in your daily recommended fat and calorie intake. This holiday, try swapping traditional eggnog for Bolthouse Farms Holiday Nog because it’s just not a holiday without indulging in at least a little nog that the whole family can enjoy.
These are just a few ideas. What are some of your healthy holiday food hacks? Share in the comment section below!