Enjoy in moderation.
Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holidays? Yes! And you can do it without a lot of effort.
Indulging a little on holidays won’t hurt — but you can plan ahead for special meals that are healthy, too. For example, hack your holiday cookies by using oatmeal, fruits and nuts as main ingredients.
Include lots of seasonal, colorful fruits and vegetables.
Do you decorate for the holidays with a lot of color? Treat your plate the same way. Fruits and vegetables will add flavor, color and nutrients to holiday favorites. And they help you feel fuller longer so you can avoid the temptation to overeat.
Slash unwanted calories with easy swaps and substitutions.
Learn where excess calories, sodium, saturated fat and added sugars are hiding in traditional holiday foods and beverages, and some easy swaps to avoid them. Our guide will show you how.
Navigate holiday parties like a boss.
From the obligatory workplace parties to family get-togethers, your calendar may be bursting with opportunities to eat and drink outside of your regular routine. Make a plan that will help you resist plowing through the buffet table, like having a healthy snack beforehand.
Sprinkle in opportunities to be active.
Keep the inevitable indulgences in check by staying active. Enjoy some winter sports for a change of pace, or schedule in a quick walk or workout between festivities.
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Don't neglect your mental health this holiday season.
Important Dates in December
12/2 Special Education Day
12/3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12/10 Human Rights Day
12/10 Hanukkah begins at sundown
12/21 First Day of Winter
12/24 Christmas Eve
12/25 Christmas Day
12/26 Kwanzaa begins
12/31 New Year’s Eve
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