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!
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.
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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