As the holidays approach I can already taste the fabulous holiday meals. But then anxiety rushes in when I think of all the weight I can gain from them -- and after trying so hard all year not to pack it on! But who can pass on all the scrumptious stuffing, creative casseroles and decadent desserts?!
The fact is, cooking wisely and healthily is not as big of a challenge as you might think. For example, did you know you can add fiber and B vitamins to your mac and cheese by using whole grain noodles? You can also add nutrition and color by folding in pureed sweet potatoes, and lower the calorie count by swapping in cauliflower for half of the macaroni.
So, whether you're hosting everyone and cooking the whole meal, or just bringing a dish along to contribute, we've got a great collection of easy-to-follow recipes that will wow the guests and keep the calorie count low as well.
We've got ideas for the main course, side dishes and some fantastic desserts, so take a look and have a healthy, yummy, holiday this season! -- MT