9 Classic Holiday Recipes Made-over Healthy
How can I avoid gaining weight over the holidays? It’s a question Americans ask every year. It’s commonly believed that Americans gain, on average, 5-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. However, it turns out that the average gain is closer to 1 pound — but think about gaining a pound every year and it adds up over time.
While a lot of it has to do with what you’re eating and how much, there are other factors at play here. Lack of sleep and family, financial and work stress are associated with increased weight gain over time too. Also, too often we tell ourselves that our diet and exercise plan starts Jan. 1, so we let ourselves load up on food in anticipation of taking it back off again.
- Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Pie
- Cranberry Sauce with Pear & Pomegranate
- Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing
- Bacon Sweet Potato Spinach Salad
- Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
- Lower-fat Gravy
- Cranberry Spritzer Punch
- Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie