November Nutrition Notes: Healthy Holiday Options

thanksgiving plate

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to spending time with family and friends. For most of us, this celebration centers around many different kinds of food. Unfortunately, this can lead to overeating of foods that can be very high in fat and sugar. By making better choices and learning to build a healthier plate, it is still possible to enjoy the holidays and stay healthy.

Steps to a healthy plate:

  1. Use a smaller plate.
  2. Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
  3. Make half of your grains whole grains.
  4. Include lean protein such as poultry, seafood, eggs, low fat cuts of meat, or beans.

After you have filled your plate with healthier choices, eat slowly and savor your meal.

Los días feriados son un tiempo para celebrar con la familia y los amigos. Nosotros celebramos con mucha comida. La mayoría de la comida es alta en grasas y azúcar. Pero todavía es possible disfrutar de este tiempo y estar sano si recordamos de optar por las mejores opciones al construir platos saludables.

Pasos para platos saludables:

  1. Usar un plato más pequeño.
  2. Servir la mitad de su plato con verduras y frutas.
  3. Incluir granos enteros.
  4. Incluir proteína baja en grasa: mariscos, huevos, frijoles, chicharos y nueces.

Cuando termine de hacer su plato con opciones saludables, recuerde que debe comer despacio y saboree su comida.

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