It may seem like holidays and high-calorie foods go hand in hand. Cupcakes, pancakes, candies everything is loaded with calories, fat, and sugar. It is loaded with all those things whose thought can even make you gain the weight. Ok, we exaggerate there a bit... But let's be honest, the holiday season is all brimmed with the meals that are no way near “HEALTHY”. But... but... but... where there is a will, there's a way. We have found some of the seasonal favorites that can enjoy your holidays with their delightful flavors and even are good sources of many healthy nutrients.
Here are the four delightful foods you can have for this holiday season:
The lures of Citrus
Though these delights are found in the supermarket for almost all the time of the year we often forget about them during chilly winters. FYI… most of them are winter fruits. Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, are delightful and appetizing during the holiday season. These fruits are the rich sources of Vitamin C and antioxidants. They help in the iron absorption in the body and also prevent the free radical damage to cells within the body. A citrus fruit punch or taking the small servings of it in your holiday meals will add a total new tweak.
The holiday staple: Sweet Potatoes
They are like the holidays' staple which is included in every holiday meal. You probably know that sweet potatoes are rich in calcium, Vitamin A and C along with potassium. The good thing is there are many ways in which you can enjoy sweet potatoes. You can cube them, even roast them or break them or even add them with other healthy ingredients. You can enjoy sweet potatoes for this and for many upcoming holidays.
A cran-BERRY CHRISTMAS
Are you confused about what we are talking about? We are talking about the Cranberries which are often served dried with sugar spread or as a sweet sauce. Arrange them in a holiday news is one thoughtful choice. These are good sources of Vitamin C and fibers along with antioxidants that can help in strengthening the immune system of the body. They are even found beneficial in blocking the bacteria that are major causes of infection in the urinary tract. So could you be more ready to eat all those Cranberries or better say “CHAN-BERRIES” (F.R.I.EN.D.S. lovers will get it)?
Go Nuts over nuts
You probably have heard a lot of eating lean protein. Well, guess what, which is the richest source of this lean protein along with heart-healthy fats? It's nuts that can help you in reducing the bad cholesterol too. Substantial nutrients like Omega 3 fatty acids along with Vitamin E and fibers are found in Good quantity in nuts. So for this holiday season choose nuts to go Nuts over. Just ensure that they are unsalted or to add flavor, you can add a tinge of it