If you cringe at the thought of what the coming holiday season is going to do to your waistline, never fear! You can shrug off that dietary anxiety and go forward to Christmas parties, holiday dinners, and cocktail parties with confidence. As long as your armed with a few strategies for healthy holiday snacking and portion control.
The following 10 guilt-free holiday snacks pack smaller portions, and you can savor each mouthful without the calorie remorse and fear that you’ll be mistaken for Jolly Old Saint Nick in the New Year…
1. Mixed Nuts
Mixed nuts are an excellent sources of protein, unsaturated fat, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Plus you can pass the bowl and partake in a handful of almonds, walnuts, cashews, roasted peanuts, filberts, pecans, and soy nuts of the unsalted variety, and lower blood cholesterol at the same time. Just don’t overdo it as nuts are very high in calories!