While it’s ok to indulge every now and then, making some cooking swaps here and there can add nutrition and make your recipes a bit healthier! Check out these tips from Health Link BC to lighten up your holiday recipes.
Cooking healthy includes choosing healthy fats and limiting the amount of salt and sugar we use. But when it’s the holidays and you’re standing in the kitchen with a favourite family recipe loaded with butter and salt, your intentions to eat healthy are as easily tossed away as gift paper. Your table overflows with a variety of sweet treats, salty snacks, and high fat sauces—and everyone loves them. The food is delicious, and making the healthy choice might seem impossible.
Eating well over the holidays doesn’t mean discarding your favourite recipe. With a few changes and some experimenting, a minor makeover can make your classic recipes a healthier choice and a tasty choice for everyone.