Eat healthy for the holidays

Green Acres Market

Green Acres Market

So you have a plan: this year, those sneaky holiday pounds won’t get the best of you. GreenAcres Market can help you formalize a strategy to keep your holidays slim and trim.

Pro tip: It’s all about portion control.

It’s easy to get caught up in the spirit (and sweet and savory) of the season. Don’t deny yourself—but do be mindful of how much you’re treating your tastebuds.

Here are few tips:

  • Fill up ½ of your plate with a variety of non-starchy veggies like tossed salad, collard greens, broccoli, zucchini, squash and other holiday favorites.
  • Reserve ¼ of your plate for starches like mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, corn bread, and rolls. Try to limit the amount of sauces on your plate, as these can be a large source of empty calories.
  • Place your holiday meat or alternative protein on the remaining ¼ of your plate
  • To complete your meal, add ½ cup of organic cranberry sauce and a small serving of your favorite dessert.

Regardless of your food choices during the upcoming holidays, always remember these three suggestions to have a happy holiday season:

  • slow down and chew your food
  • breathe deeply and take in your surroundings
  • and allow yourself to enjoy the festivities guilt free

Our entire GreenAcres team wishes you and your family the greatest holiday season and we hope to see you soon!

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