The holidays are a difficult time for anyone who is trying to watch their weight (or even lose weight) because it’s a time of year that is often celebrated with lots of food and drinks. It’s also an incredibly busy time of year for many as they attend Christmas parties, family gatherings, and holiday events. If you cringe at the thought of what the coming holiday season is going to do to your waistline, never fear!
Instead of indulging in all the classic high fat, rich in calorie holiday treats, try eating these guilt-free holiday snacks. They offer the perfect solution to anyone who is trying to monitor their diet this time of year. They are great for snacking in front of the TV or to put out for guests during a holiday party. These foods allow you to savor each mouthful without the calorie remorse and start the New Year off right!
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1. Mixed Nuts
Mixed nuts are an excellent sources of protein, unsaturated fat, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. According to Healthline, they’ve been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and may prevent certain cancers, depression, and other illnesses.
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 fat and extremely filling!