CHRISTMAS is HERE!
As many of you are scampering away at getting last-minute stocking stuffers and nailing down the final touches of Grandma’s sweet potato casserole, consider re-vamping and simplifying your Holiday meals this year! It will be easier on you, your wallet, and your body by making these simple changes-
Before you hit up those Sausage Balls or Cheese Dips that look so appealing, fill up your plate with some Veggies first! Broccoli, carrots, spinach salad (lay low on fatty dressings and cheese) are great starters and high in fiber to keep you feeling full.
Pictured Above: Vivienne Kate avoids eating her grilled cheese sandwich in light of a hearty portion of steamed broccoli and salad.
Dinner: The Turkey
Make sure you pay special attention to the weight of your turkey and calculate cooking time accordingly. Our Holiday turkey was sprinkled with salt/ pepper/ and a little bit of Tex-Joy Seasoning for that good Ol’ Texas taste we miss so much. That’s it! Quick, easy, simple.
Dinner: Side Dishes
Green beans were cooked and mixed with sautéed onions with garlic, salt/ pepper.
A baked sweet potato was put in the oven, 425 degrees, for 60-70min depending on size of the potato and was served plain. A baked sweet potato is sweet enough, why add more sugar/ butter to it!? You can also puree the sweet potato and top with cinnamon & nutmeg to give it that special Holiday flare.
Low Sodium McCormick Turkey gravy was made and 1/8c was topped to the shredded turkey for a yummy addition!
Enjoy Yourself this season, don’t stress, and more importantly Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to ALL!!