Y’all know this time of year is hard to get through without gaining a bit of wait. All the food and drink during this season is super indulgent and there are a multitude of family get togethers and parties involving food. If you’re trying to eat healthily then it can be hard to stay on track.
To make it easier on yourself (and those around you), try using these two healthy swaps!
Mashed Cauliflower Instead of Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are delicious, let’s not lie to ourselves. However they are also usually full of calorie heavy extras like butter, cream, and cheese. You can make a delicious mashed cauliflower side dish instead as a nice side that doesn’t have nearly as many calories or carbs.
Cauliflower is also a great source of vitamins and minerals! How about a healthy side dish full of vitamin C, vitamin K, folat, phosphorus, magnesium, and lots of fiber?
Read more: How to make mashed cauliflower
Roasted Sweet Potatoes Instead of Candied
This swap is easy since roasted sweet potatoes are a great side on their own and a much healthier option. Besides, candied sweet potatoes or sweet potato casseroles are so sweet they are almost a dessert. Those casseroles are packed with sugar and calories. Holiday meals already have enough desserts so keep the sweet potatoes healthy!
Sweet potatoes are wonderful to eat and a great source of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Keeping them simple and roasting them with a little coconut oil and seat salt and additional herbs makes a great side dish!
Read more: How to roast sweet potatoes
These are my two personal favorite healthy swaps for holiday meals since I can easily do without those two particular dishes on my Thanksgiving plate. Making just a couple healthy swaps in your meal for items you don’t have to have can make it easier to enjoy those more indulgent items you just can’t pass up. Enjoy your yummy holiday meals!