This holiday season, you might be planning on being part of a small or big gathering. Whether you are hosting or not, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s best to check with your local community leaders for guidance about precautionary measures that may be needed for social gatherings, such as wearing a mask, being vaccinated, or practicing social distancing. If you are a guest at a gathering, it’s also a good idea to check with the host or venue for any safety precautions so you can arrive prepared.
Sticking to your healthy eating goals can be a lot harder this time of year. But with a little planning, you can enjoy every minute of this season’s festivities without going overboard on anything like fat, alcohol, calories, or sweets.
Following these 6 tips can help you enjoy the festivities this holiday season has to offer, without having to pay for it later.
If you are planning a gathering, include options that allow your health-conscious guests to make smart choices. Offer water and other non-alcoholic beverages. Include healthy, low-fat choices such as fresh fruits and vegetables on your buffet table. And substitute healthy ingredients to make lighter versions of your favorite holiday dishes.
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