“Clean Eating” expert, Diane Welland, shares 9 simple tips to keep the holidays healthy.
Celebrate Your Sides
Side dishes add color, flavor, and texture to your menu as well as pump up your healthy quotient. Make your vegetable side dishes just as attractive as your main entrée by using fresh, wholesome, seasonal produce. Keep them simple by roasting vegetables until they’re caramelized and crispy then top with a sprinkle of toasted walnuts, balsamic vinegar, or kalamata olives. Avoid loading up mashed potatoes with butter and heavy cream and instead liven them up with roasted garlic, fresh herbs, or horseradish. Try adding a small amount of a sharp, robust cheese like in this Camembert Mashed Potatoes.