In The Kitchen: RDTV shares ideas to keep us from overeating this holiday!

In the Kitchen

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Turkey Day is upon us! Registered Dietitian, Toby Amidor, with RDTV, is here with a few last-minute ideas to keep us from overeating this holiday!

The average American will consume a whopping 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving — for dinner alone!  As a Registered Dietitian, Amidor recommends eating a better-for-you breakfast and lunch, so you don’t end up overeating later.  These Pistachio energy bites with Wonderful Pistachios are the perfect way to start the day! A serving of pistachios provides 6 grams of plant-based protein and 3 grams of fiber.

Pistachios offer better-for-you mono and polyunsaturated fats, providing a protein-fiber-fat trio that can help keep you fuller longer. Wonderful Pistachios come in the “in-shell and shelled” varieties and delicious flavors like Honey Roasted and Sweet Chili, so they’re also great to put out as snacks for your holiday guests when you’re waiting for dinner to be served.

In celebration of National Pomegranate Month, add some fresh pomegranate arils to a light salad.  The brilliant ruby red pop of color and sweet burst of flavor comes from POM Wonderful POM POMs fresh arils. They deliver all the antioxidant goodness of pomegranates with no kitchen tools required. These convenient packages are filled with ready-to-eat pomegranate arils, and each half cup has 6 grams of fiber and just 100 calories. POM POMS are so versatile — you can use them in smoothies, sprinkle over yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast or just enjoy them straight from the package, ready to eat.  They’re in season now through January.

One of my go-to’s is RW Garcia’s Crackers…this is the first snack company to become Non-GMO Project Verified! They have delicious gluten-free artisan crackers that are sure to be quickly gobbled up by your friends and family this holiday season.  They are available in five different varieties, but today we are featuring a couple of their seasonal flavors – Sweet Potato and Sweet Beet – perfect for holiday entertaining, whether you are incorporating them into a charcuterie board, pairing with your favorite dip or tapenade or simply enjoying by the handful.  Find them at your local Costco and Big Y Supermarkets and click here, to find the store nearest you!

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