Celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe says these tips will help keep your holiday meal in check and avoid starting off the new year with extra inches around your waistline.
- Have a light meal or healthy snack before any small social distancing gathering.
- Use shaved Brussels sprouts for a bright festive and healthy salad and partner it with some protein.
- This is a no-brainer but leave the bread rolls alone.
- Take your time when eating, yes it’s a feast, but it’s not the last morsel of food you’ll ever eat. He finds eating slowly really helps and says to drink an 8-ounce glass of water before eating.
- If you want something sweet, maybe have a few bites to satisfy that craving… instead of the whole pie.
- When cooking, substitute butter for extra virgin olive oil when possible
- Instead of heavy cream, mix low-fat milk with cornstarch or milk and Greek yogurt -- as cream swaps in soups and stews
Get chef Stuart's recipes for his Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Tarragon Dressing and his Holiday Chopped Salad with Winter Vegetables and Apple Cider Vinaigrette -- both are wonderfully healthy options to make during the holidays.