Nutrition. Class 12: Celebrations.
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Class 12: Celebrations
Any holiday can be a tricky time for someone who is trying to be healthy. Most celebrations come with invitations to parties and the abundance of food and drink can be daunting.
Fresh fruit or vegetable tray with low fat dips
Fresh fruit kabobs with yogurt dip
Microwaved popcorn-put ½ cup of whole kernels in a brown paper bag, fold over twice and microwave 2-3 minutes with bag standing up
Pretzels with honey mustard dip
Whole grain crackers with hummus or low fat cheese
Low fat tortilla chips with salsa or bean dip
Fresh apple slices with low fat caramel dip
Healthy banana splits—bananas, blueberries, low fat yogurt, low fat granola
Ants on a log (celery, fat free or low fat cream cheese or peanut butter, raisins)
Raisins or other dried fruit
Angel food cake, plain or with fruit
Whole wheat bagels with fat free or low fat cream cheese or peanut butter
Plain or lightly salted mixed nuts
Healthy granola bars-brands such as KashiChewy Bars or Lara Bars (look for < 8 grams sugar and > 3 grams of fiber)
It’s okay to celebrate your special occasion or your family or friends’ special occasions, but it is not a good idea to celebrate “EVERY” one’s special celebrations!