4 Nutritional Powerhouses For Your Next Potluck

The holiday season is all about the food and family.

Keep it healthy with these delicious plate ideas that are packed with nutrition.

1. Baked Beans

Studies show this fiber-rich protein can help reduce the risk of developing diseases like diabetes.

*Bonus: They’re inexpensive, but make sure to go easy on the brown sugar!

2. Potato Salad

Regular potatoes get a bad rap, but they are an excellent source of vitamin C. A nutrient that protects against damage caused by ultraviolet sunlight and air pollution. They are also a good source of fiber, so leave the skins on to add an extra two grams per potato!

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3. Dill Dip

Dill dip is a natural pairing for raw vegetables, but recipes often call for a cup of sour cream. Instead use whole Greek yogurt and you’ll save over 200 calories, cut the amount of unhealthy saturated fat by 75% & triple the protein content.

4. Tabbouleh

This Middle Eastern salad has bulgur, a quick-cooking whole grain. A diet high in whole grains reduces the risk of premature death. Plus the parsley in tabbouleh contains apigenin—a compound that may help fight diseases like cancer.

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