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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #56 -- Party Well This Holiday With Your Family
December 14, 2006


Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Adventure!


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Kindy's Musings....

Maybe your family is thinking of celebrating Christmas a little differently this year -- traditions can be tweaked and transformed to make them even more special for your family.

Don't let this Christmas be "typical" like all the other years....this year make it unique in a way that doesn't take more money just more creativity to make it a December your children will never forget....try a new recipe or start a new holiday meal tradition.

Remember, this Christmas is not ordinary!!


Try the easy recipe below:

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Creamy Herb Dip

Serves 8

Start to Finish: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4oz light cream cheese

¼ cup light sour cream

3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallions

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

½ teaspoon Creole seasoning

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon horse radish

Stir cream cheese into sour cream until smooth. Mix in chives, dill, seasonings and horseradish. Spoon into a small bowl.

Serve with fresh vegetables.


Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun!

There’s no need to raise your stress level over the holiday season by trying to make dramatic changes in your lifestyle.

Just follow these simple steps so you can have tons of energy and plenty of holiday spirit.

BE REALISTIC

Plan ahead for holiday greetings and feasts. If you are over-hungry, it’s natural to over-eat with all the temptations of holiday tables. The secret is to eat something light but filling an hour or so before events.

BE ADVENTUROUS

Expand your holiday treat selection with a variety of colorful fruits and veggies. Produce brightens up holiday tables and boosts your immune system at the same time.

Drink to everyone’s health with a spicy tomato juice “mocktail” or hot apple cider. For dessert, think fresh fruit salad or fruit slices with a yogurt dip in addition to pies and cakes.

BE FLEXIBLE

Stop fretting about your favorite holiday foods. The key is learning to balance what you eat and your physical activity over several days.

Rather than skipping a meal, balance a heavy-duty holiday buffet by going light at breakfast and lunch beforehand. Relax, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that you don’t have to eat everything right now. Before or after the party, take an invigorating walk with your friends and family to help you clear your head and digest your meal.

Adapted from: Eat Right





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Kara Goldin

CEO, Founder.

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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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