The holidays are often a time when families gather and share a meal. While comfort foods are common during these family gatherings, it is still important to make healthy choices and eat mindfully.
Many favorite holiday dishes can be given a healthy twist. You can substitute canned fruits and vegetables for fresh produce, and many yummy foods can be baked instead of fried. Get your family in the kitchen and whip up some of these healthy takes on holiday favorites. SNAP customers can double up on any of the fruits and veggies in these recipes for twice the holiday cheer!
Maple Sweet Potato Mash
Get the sweetness you crave with this healthy take on sweet potatoes. A bit of maple syrup and spices are great in place of marshmallows.
Tamales are traditionally made with lard, but this recipe offers a delicious alternative.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts are in season! Use that locally grown produce to make a side that everyone will love!
These recipes are a great way to get the whole family involved with cooking, which can promote healthy eating habits and encourage your kids to try new foods. This list is a guide to what children can safely help with in the kitchen at any age.
Make your holiday season a safe and healthy one!