The bounty that comes with the holiday season can be nothing short of overwhelming. So, how can you still enjoy your favorite meal but stay true to your health goals? Here are a few tips that will help you have your cake (or turkey dinner) and eat it, too!
Dressing/Stuffing. Be creative and try using another grain instead of bread for your dressing or stuffing. One of my favorites is this farro stuffing. Have to have a traditional bread-based stuffing? Then load up on veggies - more onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and others will boost its nutritional value.
Mashed Potatoes. This is an easy one, since cauliflower's all the rage these days. Substitute cauliflower for potatoes in this awesome recipe. If you're not quite ready to go there, start with half potatoes and half cauliflower to ease into the idea. But if you're totally anti-cauliflower, don't worry! Just use skim or low-fat milk and/or chicken broth instead of whole milk and butter.