Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, Americans will go to numerous parties and likely gain a little weight. The Meijer Healthy Living Team can lighten up your holiday eats and help you avoid the holiday bulge.
Meijer makes it easy to choose healthy foods to prepare your holiday meals with the NuVal® Nutritional scoring. Foods are scored 1 to 100. When comparing similar products, a more nutritious food will have a higher NuVal® score. Look for the NuVal® score on the price shelf tag under each product. Compare the NuVal® scores and trade up for better health!
Healthy Holiday Appetizers
Shrimp and Avocado Salad in Endive Cups
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food Magazine
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 50, Fat 2g, Carbohydrate 4g, Fiber 3g, Protein 5g
Sweet Potato Bruschetta with Blue Cheese and Bacon Topping
Recipe source: Meijer Healthy Living Booklet November/December 2013
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 80, Fat 2.5g, Carbohydrate 9g, Fiber 1g, Protein 5g
1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
Recipe adapted from Libby's Pumpkin
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 45, Fat 1g, Carbohydrate 7g, Fiber 2g, Protein 2g