Festive food that is Good for you

There are lots of goodies we scoff that are good for you – in Moderation !

1. Turkey

Turkey is a good source of lean protein, zinc, iron, potassium and B vitamins Keep it healthy by leaving it alone. Don’t drown it in gravy and leave the skin alone..

2. Green Beans

Green beans contain fibre and vitamins. They’re delicious all on their own — think of green beans almondine or simple steamed green beans.

3. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A and related antioxidants, plus they’re a great source of fiber. Keep them lower in calories by choosing baked or simple mashed sweet potatoes, rather than the over-indulgent sweet potato pie.

4. Nuts

Walnuts, almonds and pecans are full of minerals, protein and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Sprinkle a few chopped nuts on a salad or side dish, or nibble on a few as an appetizer.

5. Cranberries

Cranberries are tasty, but tart. They’re a good source of vitamins and fiber. They’re a good addition to vegetable side dishes. Cranberry juice makes a nice beverage when you combine it with something sweeter like grape or apple juice.

6. Fruits for Dessert

Sliced fruit goes nicely with a bit of cheese and biscuits.

7. Water

Your body needs to stay hydrated, especially if you dine on a bit too much salty ham or enjoy too many drinks. Drink water throughout the party and when you get home.

8. Vegetables

Kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are all low in calories, extremely nutritious and they taste really good. Fill your plate with any of these veggies if you have the chance.

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