Along with the joys of the holidays, comes a plethora of sprawling food spreads. The foods are often delicious, but can easily throw you off your nutritional and weight management goals. The good news is with a little bit of planning, you can stick to your OGX System by swapping out some popular holiday and party foods with Pro Meals.
Pro Meal Alternatives to Traditional Holiday Party Foods
Holiday Food: Chips and Dip
Pro Meal: Pita Chips and Hummus
The snack table at any family gathering can be field of landmines when it comes to your weight management. Chips and dip are an easy thing that can get away from you. Instead of fatty dairy dips, try a plant-based humus with pita chips. You will cut calories and fat, plus add some beneficial fiber.
Holiday Food: Ice cream sundae
Pro Meal: Low Calorie Blueberry Greek Yogurt and ½ cup of Blueberries
There’s something so satisfying about a creamy, sweet treat after a meal. Substituting greek yogurt for ice cream will satisfy the creamy and the blueberries will satisfy the sweet — and you’ll avoid the high fat and sugar found in most ice creams.
Holiday Food: Popcorn Balls
Pro Meal: Popcorn with OGX FENIX™ Vanilla Shake
Popcorn alone is a healthy treat — low in calories and full of fiber. During the holidays however, the nutritional value can be overshadowed by marshmallo and sugar in things like popcorn balls. To recreate some of the sweetness — and add some protein and vitamins — try spinkling OGX FENIX™ Vanilla Shake over popcorn.
Holiday Food: Fruit Pie
Pro Meal: A rice cake with almond butter and strawberry jelly
Fruit pie is one of the most ubiquitous and high calorie items that can be found at a holiday dinner table. You can get the same buttery crunch and fruit flavor of pie by spreading almond butter and strawberry jelly onto a rice cake. This will save you loads of calories and keep you on track for your weight management goals.
No matter the holiday food, there’s a substitute that can offer less calories and better nutrition. If you’re looking for some more Pro Meal ideas, check out the ORGANO™ Pro Meals ideas on the OGX website. With OGX, there’s no need to go hungry or derail your good efforts during the holidays.
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