Ten Holiday Foods That Are Good For You
One of my chores while on vacation this week is to shop for a healthy Christmas dinner. When it comes to food, this is the best and the worst time of the year. We try to eat healthy, but the high calorie and fatty foods seem to get the best of us every year. Many Americans gain as much as ten pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guess what? You don't have to give up your favorite holiday treats, as long as you look out for added fat, salt and sugar and eat in moderation. It is possible to enjoy good foods that are good for you with items from this list.
This favorite holiday spice not only makes things taste like Christmas, but it may also lower blood sugar and aid in bacterial infections. Sprinkle a little on your sweet potatoes. I enjoy some cinnamon on bread and in hot chocolate. Give it a try this year.
Like broccoli, spinach and green beans, green peas are fat free. They're also high in vitamin K and fiber.
They are high in fiber and vitamins C and K. Green beans are also low in calories and are fat-free.
C'mom Popeye, a little spinach ain't gonna hurt ya. Spinach is low in calories, fat-free, and is packed with vitamins A and K along with fiber.
This could be the perfect food. Broccoli is not only low in calories and fat-free, but it's also high in vitamins A and C.
You know you want it. This feel good food is high in antioxidants.
For those 21 and older, red wine is fat-free and high in heart-healthy antioxidants, but moderation is the key. Drink no more than one or two glasses per day.
This favorite holiday vegetable is fat-free, cholesterol free, high in fiber and high in vitamins A and C.
This favorite holiday fruit is relatively low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol free, high in fiber and high in vitamins A and C. Which do you like better, whole cranberries or jellied? If you prefer jellied, expect added sugars.
White Turkey Meat
Grab another slice of turkey, it's low in fat and high in protein. White turkey meat is also packed with B vitamins.