Nutrition News: Holiday Strategies
Q and A
Q: How can I prevent overeating during the holidays?
A: It helps to pay close attention to portion sizes. Serving yourself larger portions than normal encourages you to eat more, even if you would have been satisfied with a smaller amount. Eating too much at one time can cause unpleasant side effects such as discomfort, drowsiness, heartburn and temporary feelings of being too hot or dizzy. For Thanksgiving, a well-portioned plate would consist of 3 ounces of protein, such as turkey, 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup of gravy, 1/2 cup of stuffing, 1/2 cup green bean casserole and 1/4 cup cranberry sauce. For dessert, pick just one slice of pie.
Looking for a new side dish to serve with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey and classic side dishes? Try this holiday vegetable salad. It's colorful, easy and can be made ahead. You can also add fresh broccoli florets if desired. It's from "Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes."
HOLIDAY VEGETABLE SALAD
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar