Use these tips to prepare for a lighter, nutritional dish


When shopping for holiday meals, buying different vegetables and fruits can make for healthier side dishes and salads. FILE PHOTO

With Christmas around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing. T’is the season of celebrations with after-work cocktails, family get-togethers and office parties, all of which often include tables of tempting comfort foods, family favorites and tasty treats.

Along with the food, these events often leave us stuffed with guilt for overeating. But that doesn’t have to be the case this year.

Having a strategy is important, so whether you are the one cooking or you’re going to a party, you can have a plan that will make it easier to eat healthy. Use the following tips to help you get started on having a healthy holiday season.

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