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Healthy Holidays

As wonderful as they may be for everything else, when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, holidays can be somewhat challenging. Most people relish holiday recipes and treats, but many regret those extra sweets and treats come the New Year.

Embracing healthy lifestyle habits throughout the year can help you set a good example for your children. By eating well and exercising regularly, you are also helping your children adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Since holiday eating comes in many forms – family gatherings, office parties, and festivities with friends - it can be hard to come up with one strategy that will work for everyone in all situations. However, here are a few basic healthy holiday eating tips for you and your family:

Helpful Links:

How can I survive holiday eating (Dietitians of Canada): Holiday eating survival tips.

SMART holiday eating (Heart and Stroke foundation): Five tips to keep the balance in your favour at holiday events.

Happy holidays…and baking! (Food Manitoba): Popular holiday recipes to share with friends and family, including shortbread, gingerbread, Nanaimo bars, butter tarts, truffles and more.

Holiday food safety (Health Canada): Holiday food safety information and risk prevention tips.

Use leftovers safely this holiday season (Health Canada): Tips for handling, cooling, storing, defrosting, and reheating holiday leftovers.

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