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Healthy holiday appetizers will help you stick to your eating plan and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.
My eyes scanned the appetizers at my friend’s Christmas party, searching for something – anything – I could eat without feeling a pang of regret later.
I felt a growl in my stomach and that tingling of my mouth just starting to water at the smell of baked brie, cheesy quiche, and gloriously buttery pastries. Dejected, I hung my head and walked away, dhoulders slumped, silently chiding myself for not having eaten before I came.
It wasn’t my friend’s fault. It’s not her job to cater to my diet and lifestyle. That’s MY job! And I had failed.
I stood there, biting my lip, fists clenched and turning white. I’d known her party wouldn’t be laid with a dazzling display of healthy holiday appetizers. I was mad… At myself. Why didn’t I eat before? Better yet, why didn’t I bring something healthy to share? What was I thinking?
For Americans who are trying to maintain their weight or require a special diet, Thanksgiving dinner is dangerous territory. Luckily, there are many options out there for lighter, gluten-free, and vegan dishes. I’ve pulled together a list of 15 healthy Thanksgiving recipes that deliver all of the flavor, and none of the guilt.
Box mix blueberry muffins are nothing to write home about. But with just a few tweaks, you can take that box of muffin mix from boring to special in no time.
How? By turning it into an easy blueberry muffin loaf, bursting with juicy berry flavors!
It’s unbelievably simple, yet packs a punch. Let me show you how.
How would you like a great big dollop of smooth, creamy goodness on top of your next burger? And what if that smooth, creamy goodness could be good for you? Enter my avocado white balsamic spread.
It’s a staple on Chinese restaurant menus the world over, and for good reason.
There’s just something about that combination of salty soy sauce, starchy rice, and sweet vegetables that is undeniably delicious.
However, typical fried rice is also full of simple carbs and greasy oil… both of which will help you pack on pounds!
I’ve come up with a quick, easy, and healthy alternative that provides the taste and feel of fried rice – without the extra fat and carbs.
Let’s check it out!
If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you. It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato. It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries. With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.
And it does your waistline zero favors.
I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione. A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.
When I’m looking for a quick, filling, and healthy snack, I often reach for an avocado. I love eating half an avocado right out of the skin, and I like to put a different spin on it each time. Today, I’m going to share with you my 3 favorite (and healthy!) ways to munch on an avocado.