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Food and Kitchen Tips

Tips to Lighten Up Your Holiday Menu

It can be extremely difficult to eat healthy when it comes to traditional holiday grub. But there are a few small steps you can take to keep a healthy balance in your life while still fully enjoying the celebration.

Include a Holiday Treat

For this month’s Meal Makeover, we’ll show you some ways you can rearrange your plate to fit in a portion of your favorite holiday dessert.

VIDEO: Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Holiday appetizers tend to be carb-heavy. Your Produce Man will share some light appetizer ideas that you can enjoy before your meal without sabotaging blood glucose control.

VIDEO: Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Your Produce Man, Michael Marks, shares ideas for festive side dishes you can bring to any holiday gathering this year.

VIDEO: Holiday Desserts – Lightened Up

The best dessert choices will provide an extra serving of fruit or will include other nutritious ingredients. Michael Marks shows us how to make a delicious holiday apple tart.

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Balanced Holiday Meals

Here’s an example of how you can enjoy holiday favorites while keeping a healthy balance in your meal plan.

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