The Diet-Friendly Holiday: Spread Yourself Thin
Whether you're throwing a party or simply in charge of helping with the food, you can play it heart smart and follow some simple guidelines. While it may be tempting to have a lavish spread of foods that are creamy, dreamy and fried, nobody will benefit from those unhealthy options.So here's how to trim the fat from the final party of the holidays without sacrificing great taste. When it comes to beverages, tea, diet soda, coffee, lite beer, wine and a holiday punch with low-sugar juice or diet soda make great low-calorie options. Be sure that your table follows a 50-50 rule where half the table is fruit and veggie dishes. Fruit and vegetable trays with low fat or fat-free dressing. Slice up apples, oranges, strawberries, grapes, pears and other fresh fruits. For a vegetable tray, use carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli and snap peas.