(WTNH)- Many people gain unwanted weight during the festive season that they never lose. over the years that can truly add up.
Fitness and Lifestyle expert, Nadia Murdock came to Good Morning Connecticut Sunday to talk about healthy thanksgiving swap ideas so you can still enjoy the holiday season without sacrificing the taste.
Murdock said you can start right with appetizers. She suggested DADA which offers chic functional snacks for everyone. Options include crispy almond butter Brussels sprouts and matcha latte truffles. Sprout foods are also a great option for little ones before they are able to eat the real deal. They have a variety of snacks for toddlers that allow them to munch on something healthy before the big feast.
The first course: A salad. Murdock says you can’t go wrong putting together a beautiful seasonal salad. And soup! There are many unique ways to add bone broth to your meal. Your stuffing is only as good as the broth you use to make. Pan roast local, seasonal veggies and finish them by glazing the pan with broth, a little chestnut honey, grass-fed butter and fresh herbs. Murdock also says a great idea is to serve your guests soup in a teacup to help digest the huge meal. Other healthy sides she suggests are: cauliflower mash, roasted butternut squash, roasted Brussels sprouts, farro cranberry and goat cheese salad.
And who can forget dessert! Murdock says Daily Harvest delivers chef-crafted and organic plant based food. They have launched a new cookie dough that are gluten free and made from plant based ingredients. And if you want a piece of pie, Larabars are vegan, kosher, non-GMO and gluten free.
For more healthy swap ideas, you can watch the video above!