Christmas Dinner the Healthy Way

Christmas is right around the corner, and it is sneaking up fast! You have likely already finished decorating your house, and you may already have all your presents bought, wrapped, and placed perfectly under the tree. But have you planned out the dinner yet? If so, have you thought about incorporating some healthy options this year to allow you to stay on your low carb or other special diet? If not, read on for some tips on getting through this last major holiday of the year without completely ruining your diet. 

Sweets, sweets and more sweets – Fudge, cookies and pies, oh my! During the Christmas season, you will likely be inundated with a variety of store-bought and homemade sweet treats that can be hard to resist. If you have a hard time turning down these great-tasting, but unhealthy foods, consider making your own to take to parties and family gatherings. You can easily find a variety of recipes online for healthy Christmas sweets, or you can take a traditional recipe and simply substitute certain parts of it. For example, you can use honey in the place of sugar in recipes to sweeten it in a more healthy way. You can also use artificial sweeteners to keep the glucose levels low and still provide great-tasting sweets for the holiday. Substituting ground oatmeal in the place of some of the flour in almost any recipe can allow for a great-tasting, more healthy option. There are also many ready-made pies and other sweets that can be purchased in advance of the get-together, allowing you at least one healthy sweet to indulge in on the holiday. 

Dinner foods – Whether your weakness is bread, casseroles, or the glazed ham, this day doesn’t have to mean a diet disaster. Find great recipes here that can allow you to make healthy versions of dips, vegetables, meats and more. Not only will you find great recipes that can allow you some indulgence on the upcoming holiday and enable you to eat healthy at Christmas, but you can save these recipes to use for any special occasion in the future.

Thanks for reading our blog! Order your low-carb healthy ingredients and pre-made foods from Linda’s Diet Delites today to get ready for Christmas! 

Leave a Reply