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My favorite time of the year is here: bring on the holiday decorations and cozy sessions by the fireplace!
We look forward to many things during the holidays and while that may look different for each person, there’s no doubt that food is something we all share in connecting and reminding us of special moments.
Maybe it’s your grandmother’s special breakfast cinnamon rolls or your favorite holiday pastry— there’s bound to be plenty of treats during the season! The biggest question I get around this time of the year is how to maintain a healthy balance in choosing which foods to eat. It’s particularly important to remember that the holidays mean more than just food; spending time with loved ones, relaxing, and just enjoying having the time to stress less – those are important too!
However, one very easy and attainable way to bump up the nutrition around the holidays is to swap out some wholesome ingredients in traditional dishes. Just something small – just one ingredient, or maybe two.