Holidays are a great time of the year for fun traditions and get-togethers with family and friends.
In this blog, we include tips to help you have a healthy, safe, and fun celebration. In doing so, we share some of our favorite recipes this season.
Include a Hearty Breakfast
Breakfast is an important meal of the day, even on holidays! These recipes are quick and healthy options that can keep the family satisfied until the main meal.
Healthy Snacks for In-Between
Sneak vegetables in with these easy dip recipes that the kids can help make!
Redefine Your Entrée
If you are looking for an alternative to a holiday ham, consider serving a lean meat or fish.
Add Colorful Sides to Your Table
We love to include a beautiful vegetable side dish worth savoring.
Healthy Holiday Treats
Try one of these yummy dessert recipes if you’re looking to switch up your holiday sweets.
Don’t Forget to Hydrate!
Holidays are long and filled with family, fun and festivities. Sometimes it can be easy to forget to drink water, so here is a cozy recipe to keep you hydrated.
More Mealtime Tips
We hope these recipes can brighten your holidays or even help create new traditions. Below are some additional tips to keep in mind for your get-togethers:
- Check out our blog on Advice for Holiday Cooks for helpful tips on how to safely prepare and store food during the holidays.
- It can be hard to be a mindful eater during holiday get-togethers. Taking breaks between your first and second plates or avoiding multitasking while eating can help you enjoy the foods you love without overfilling.
- Enjoy a walk with friends and family after dinner. Or check out this blog for additional winter activity ideas.
- Too many leftovers? Have the kids decorate tote bags that can be used for packing up leftovers to send home with visitors. Also, visit this blog to learn how to Spice up your Leftovers.
We hope everyone at the get-together enjoys these mealtime tips and festive recipes. Above all, we wish you a fun celebration with family and friends. Happy holidays!
Written by Sydnee Berman, MS Candidate and Dietetic Intern | Edited by Leslie Davis, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES and the Nutrition Education Team
Posted: December 13, 2021
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