by Ashley Centers
appy holidays, readers! In last year's holiday edition, I dove in with an article about making wiser choices with our health around the holidays, and this year I would like to expand that idea with some tangible options to do so. While I believe the exercise portion of our routines should stay the same with minimal changes, or that even an increase in our physical activity during the holiday season is our best option, it’s simply not always the feasible option. The second-best option for us, in this case, is to simply make better food choices and maybe even bring those healthier alternatives with us wherever we are for the holidays.
On that note, I decided to share some of my family's favorite healthier recipes for traditional tasting and nostalgic foods for the holidays! For many years, a standing tradition in our household included that very processed canned concoction they call jellied cranberries. While it may be nostalgic, with nearly 30 grams of carbohydrates and 25 grams of added sugars, it’s not the healthiest option, so we started making this much Healthier Cranberry Sauce:
Healthier Cranberry Sauce 12 oz. cranberries 1/2 c .of water 1/2 c. sugar-free maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. After bringing to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer. Stir occasionally until thickened to your liking, and serve!
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