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.
Read all our tips for ways to make your homemade favorites healthier.
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