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A Few Healthy Alternatives to Your Holiday Favorites

It’s not holiday season yet, but it is swiftly approaching us. Before you know it, the holidays will be right on top of us, and those delicious holiday foods will be tempting us to take just one more bite. While a little indulgence in the holidays is ok, it is also important to keep an eye on your diet in order to stay healthy and at an optimal weight. Before the season gets here, take a look at these healthy substitutes for some of your favorite holiday treats.

For Halloween

Halloween is the time of candy! Of course, you probably don’t want to deprive your child of ALL candy, but it’s ok to keep it to a minimum. Since they’ll likely get an overload of sugar on the day itself, try and make the fun snacks leading up to it a little bit healthy. Using fruit instead of sugar or candy is a great way to keep it fun and still sweet and kid approved. Take apple slices, peanut butter, honey, and oatmeal, and make a dipping sauce. Try making a simple fruit salad with the fruit of your choice. You can even use some great ideas on the internet (hello there pinterest!) and make them look like some of your child’s favorite scary figures to make it even more Halloween special.

For Thanksgiving

The whole point of Thanksgiving is the delicious food! Ok, the point is actually to be thankful for what we have, but you get the point. The only unfortunate part is that some of that food can be calorie packed and not so waist friendly. Some great alternatives are to use baked sweet potatoes instead of the brown sugar and marshmallow covered kind. You can also skip the pies and go for a healthy fruit salad. It is said that the average person takes in 4,000 calories at a typical Thanksgiving meal, so a few healthy adjustments certainly won’t hurt.

For Christmas

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you are likely inundated with all of the related products, decor, and delicious treats. The Christmas season is certainly one to celebrate, but a few small changes can help you have a healthier experience. Instead of stuffing a stocking with candy, try filling it with nuts and fruit. If you enjoy cocoa at Christmas, you can make it a bit healthier by skipping the whole milk and only adding water. Another great idea is to try new healthy dessert recipes. Cooking with family at Christmas time is a favorite for many, so enjoy the process with a few healthier recipes.

Staying healthy through the holidays is possible. It just takes a little planning and preparation. Use these tips to keep your weight and health in check while still enjoying the fun of the holidays.

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