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Healthy Holiday Swaps

By DuPage Medical Group

Learn to navigate through a party or family gathering this holiday season by making a few healthy decisions. Use this guide to help you make the right choice at the right time.


 Additional tips to keep you healthy during the holidays:

  • Fill your plate with low calorie items (vegetables or fruit salad) - If you’re going to someone else’s house, bring a healthy item to share. This way you always have a healthy alternative to fall back on. 

  • Enjoy special seasonal dishes (stuffing, mashed potatoes and apple pie) but skip the food you can eat year-round like bread and butter.

  • Sign up for your local holiday 5K to burn off the extra calories and get some exercise.

  • Going up for seconds? Try to fill your plate with veggies and mixed greens first.


*If you have any food allergies, please consider this when swapping ingredients. If you have any specific questions related to a food allergy, please consult with your physician. 

Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Diet & Nutrition

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