But as Kaiser Permanente dietician Beth Goodridge notes, there are healthy and tasty alternatives to some holiday favorites:
- Use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a creamy dressing or vegetable dip.
- A broth-based soup can be a low-calorie side.
- Serve salads with an oil and vinegar dressing.
- Bake cookies with applesauce to cut the butter.
- Try mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.
- Sip sparkling water with fruit.