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Party Like A Pro!
Party Like  A Pro!

With end of the year holiday parties popping up all around you it may seem like sticking to your health goals will be impossible.  We asked our registered dietitians (RDs) to share their tips for enjoying party season without sacrificing your well-being.

Before the Party

Our Registered Dietitian, Rebecca Round, reviews a few tips for party planning “Eating healthy during holiday party season can be a challenge.  Spicing up that usually boring veggie tray can be a great way to ensure that you and your guests are still getting something nutritious.  Some tips include using veggies not normally seen on a traditional veggie tray like endive or marinated mushrooms. Blanch a few types of vegetables for those guests that don’t enjoy their veggies raw, this is especially good for broccoli or asparagus. Keep greens or stems on some veggies to create visual interest. Ditch that ho-hum platter for a unique serving dish that will draw attention to the vegetables like a colorful cutting board or glass bowl. Lastly, offer more than just one dip that will compliment a variety of vegetables and keep your guests coming back for more.”

During the Party

Our Registered Dietitian, Dao Tran, recommends “to prevent overeating, be mindful when selecting foods from buffet lines.  It’s helpful to see what’s available by browsing the buffet line first before filling your plate.  Once decided, you can head for those items.  Also, to minimize the temptation of second and third helpings, take the time to enjoy each bite of food.  Eat slowly and try to put your fork or plate down between bites.  Don’t forget to drink water!  Always have water nearby, even if you are drinking other beverages, keep your body hydrated!”


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