EatInEatOut Holiday 2014 - Page 17

WHO DOESN’T LOVE pastry-wrapped apples, eggnog and melt-in-your-mouth shortbread? As a nutritionist, I say it’s okay to give yourself permission to indulge in your favourite treats. After all, deprivation can tailspin into a late-night binge of pumpkin pie. But the countless goodies that go along with the flurry of social engagements over the holidays can sabotage your best-laid plans for eating right. My secret to enjoying favourite holiday nibbles is to act like a picky eater and go for my absolute, must-have treats. I also fill half my plate with fruits and vegetables at most meals. Not only are fruits and vegetables natural “cleansers” thanks to fibre, they are also packed with antioxidants to boost your immune system. WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 17