Tip Of The Week: How To Add Some Fa-La-La To Your Plate
Sometimes it can be a challenge to make healthy food choices during the holidays. These tips can help.
- Need a “power vegetable?” Try winter squash — roasted, baked or steamed.
- Roasted fall vegetables add a festive touch to the table. Think about Brussels sprouts, carrots and turnips.
- Don’t forget about baked, poached or roasted fall fruits. Try apples and pears and even apricots, peaches and plums.
- An occasional serving of lean red meat like pork tenderloin and beef tenderloin makes a sumptuous meal.
- Keep your holiday cookies heart-healthy by using whole grains like oatmeal, dried fruits and nuts as prime ingredients. And bake with heart-healthy fats like canola oil rather than butter.
- Add sparkling seltzer water to cranberry or pomegranate juice for a festive, low-calorie drink.