The holidays don’t need to be an unhealthy binge of bad food!
It can be easy to neglect your healthy eating habits over the holiday season, especially when you may be surrounded by not-so-healthy holiday fare, like candied yams, glazed ham, pot pie and cream-based casseroles. We know, they’re delicious, but they can also leave you feeling guilty and tired. If perhaps you’re in a situation where you can’t escape heavy holiday meals, take smaller portions and select the healthiest options.
To help out, I’ve put together wholesome recipes for every diet that are easy on the waistline.
You can’t go wrong with a simple chicken and vegetable recipe!
Ingredients: (4 servings)
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 1/2 pounds of small new potatoes (about 20)
1 pound of medium carrots (about 6)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds)
8 sprigs of fresh thyme
You and your health won’t have anything to worry about this holiday season if you replace canned goods and high-calorie baked dips with warm roasted vegetables, lean meats and flavorful herbs. We would like you to share your favorite healthy holiday dishes, too!
Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.