How To Eat Healthy During The Holidays

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3. Greens

Every holiday meal should include at least some greens on the side. Steamed or roasted green vegetables like Brussel sprouts, broccoli, collards, or asparagus make an excellent addition to the mountain of protein and carbs on most holiday tables. Rich in vitamins A and C, as well as fiber and antioxidants, these green veggies should be a regular part of your diet anyway, and the holiday season is no reason to abstain from them.

 

4. Sweet potatoes versus regular taters

Potatoes are generally considered a healthy food. This is especially if the mineral-rich skin is still on them, though most families opt for creamy white mashed potatoes during the holiday season. If you have the option, however, go for sweet potatoes instead. These large orange veggies have a much richer flavor than white potatoes, and are an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as vitamin B-6, potassium and fiber.

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