Most of the reason people tend to gain weight around the holidays has more to do with eating outrageous portion sizes, rather than the food itself. Common Thanksgiving foods actually have significant nutritional value and health benefits!
Here are some simple ways to modify traditional holiday foods and recipes to reduce fat, sugar and sodium. For more easy ingredient substitutions to make your favorite recipes healthier download Eat Well with Gina’s free handout on Tips to Cooking and Baking a Healthier Way!
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The holiday season is a time to celebrate. Unfortunately, for many the holidays are also a time for overeating and weight gain. The festivities don’t have to leave you looking like Santa. By focusing on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun, weight gain can be avoided. Here are some helpful tips. Continue reading →
Halloween doesn’t mean that you have to abandon good eating habits in order to enjoy. Halloween actually offers an excellent opportunity to teach your child about balanced, healthy eating habits. Teaching your child how to include a treat as part of their healthy eating plan, how much they can eat and when treats can be eaten all provide learning opportunities that help your child to establish healthy eating habits. Continue reading →