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Top 5 Recipes for a Healthy Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner and for many of us that means friends, family and FOOD. The holidays are often a time of bountiful feasts and consequently over-eating. Well today we’re gonna outline the top 5 healthy Christmas recipes so you don’t have to feel guilty about going back for seconds!

Winter Greens Salad

A winter salad can be a great way to kick off the meal while keeping it light. Greens like radicchio and escarole are high in fiber and antioxidants, which will fill you up and keep your hunger at bay longer while containing no fat or cholesterol.  View Recipe

Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple and Lentil Salad

Another dish that’s high in fiber and low in fat. Lentils are also high in folate and magnesium, which contributes to heart health. Low magnesium levels have been directly correlated to heart disease. View Recipe

Roasted Venison with Dried Cranberry Gravy

Venison is a lean red meat that can help keep the pounds off while not sacrificing flavor. It is also contains the highest levels of protein out of the red meats and is high in iron, keeping energy levels high. The cranberry gravy tops the dish, chalked full of antioxidants and vitamin C.  View Recipe

Rosemary Butter-Rubbed Turkey with Porcini Gravy

Turkey is a Christmas staple and a healthy meat choice. It has been shown to lower cholesterol and the tryptophan and selenium turkey contains boosts the immune system. The mushroom gravy that’s paired with the turkey has a lower calorie content than a standard gravy. It’s also beneficial for the immune system and increased blow flood which helps to fight cardiovascular disease. View Recipe

Ginger Angel Food Cake

What Christmas meal would be complete without a dessert? Angel Food Cake is a great, low calorie and fat-free dessert to finish off a meal in a healthy way. The added ginger aids digestive health as well as containing natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Top the cake with fresh fruit for a healthy garnish and added flavor. View Recipe

If you’re having company for the holidays it’s always a great idea to make sure you know if any of your guests have severe food allergies or medical conditions. Nobody wants to turn a Christmas party into a crisis. If you have any medical conditions or allergies, a medical ID bracelet is a great safety net in the case of an emergency. It makes it easy for doctors to know all the pertinent information about your medical history. These dishes can get you started on your way to a happy, healthy, and safe Christmas!

So go get your medical ID bracelet and grab on some delicious food this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

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