Satisfy with Protein
Your favourite holiday treats can be rich, full of flavour and still be good for you with these healthy swaps. Choose ingredients packed with protein to keep you full and satisfied without the sacrifice! Use protein-rich Greek yogurt to make dips like cucumber or spinach and artichoke instead of the usual sour cream or cream cheese base. Bean dips (white kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas) are also a protein-rich hit at the snack table alongside veggies, whole grain crackers or warm pita wedges.
Cut back on extra calories at the table by snacking smart. Go for bite-sized portions and balance decadent ingredients with lighter ones. Try to slow down and savour each bite to prevent overeating. For a lighter twist on the traditional appetizer, try decadent smoked salmon and cream cheese on top of cucumber slices instead of the usual bread slices.
Mini desserts pack big flavour
What are the holidays without dessert? Mini desserts allow you to satisfy your sweet tooth and try a variety of flavours while staying on track with your health goals. Try chocolate-dipped strawberries, mini chocolate mousse shots, or individual Pavlovas topped with fresh berries.