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Things I Found: Tips for Healthy Eating

Healthy Food BuffetI got derailed this week. I had a totally different topic in mind, but kept going off track, just as though it was meant to be. Tricks and treats and holiday foods are like that: pushy and appealing.

I kept thinking about the side-dish I need to make for a Halloween party. Something sweet and gooey? Something way too salty that includes chips? Sure, that is very tempting and all the fun foods are like that, right? I decided I‘m not the only one in this position this time of year, and it only gets more complicated as we head into Thanksgiving and beyond.

So, are there tips and ideas on how to deal with this? Absolutely, there are. And just in time, too. I found tips on cutting sodium intake, and some salt substitution ideas. What really got me motivated was the Healthy Eating: Tips for the Holiday Season webinar recording. I watched it and now I’m prepared not only for the Halloween party, but for the holiday season to come. You have to love a presentation where the speaker tells you, “Most importantly … have fun!”

I’m bringing roasted butternut squash to the party. People will love it, and they won’t even know I used very little salt, but relied on lemon juice, pepper and garlic to brighten it up.

Till next time, have fun!


Kathryn Frix

Kathryn Frix
Online Community Liaison

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