On the list of things that go together, peanut butter and jelly, and salt and pepper make the cut. However, on the list of items that don’t go together, holidays and weight loss make the list. If you are looking to cut the calories and keep the weight off this holiday season, you are going to want to avoid the food table filled with processed cheese balls, chips and dip, and you guessed it— liquor. To help ensure that you keep your calorie count down while not starving yourself this holiday season, consider the following things to bring to your next party to share.
- Hummus and Veggies
You don’t want to be the person standing in the corner of the party munching on carrot sticks, but that doesn’t mean that you have to indulge in things like chips and dip. As a healthier approach to chips and dip, try bringing some flavored hummus and a veggie tray to your next party. Packed with lean protein, hummus will give your body the fuel it needs to get through— yet another— holiday party. Plus, using vegetables instead of crackers or chips to dip in the hummus will save you from indulging in too many calories.
- Turkey Meatballs
Meatballs covered in a sugary teriyaki sauce and served plain or over rice are a holiday favorite. However, made with red meat that is high in fat and covered in sugar, you aren’t going to do your body any good by eating these. Instead, make a crockpot full of homemade turkey meatballs to bring to your holiday party. As a high-protein, low-fat alternative to traditional meatballs, turkey meatballs are full of flavor that everyone will enjoy.
- Almond Butter and Apples
Rather than reaching for a cookie or tray covered in homemade chocolates, indulge your sweet tooth with something a bit more healthy: almond butter and apples. As a combination of protein and vitamins, almond butter and apples will give you the energy and nutrition that your body needs without giving you an excess of unnecessary fats and sugars.
Stay up on your diet this holiday season and try bringing healthy snacks to your next holiday party. To learn more about dieting and weight loss, contact Advanced Anti-Aging & Weightloss today!