EatInEatOut Holiday 2016 - Page 12

NUTRITION 5 HEALTHIEST HOLIDAY INGREDIENTS BY CHRISTY BRISSETTE MSc, RD, NUTRITION EDITOR The holiday season is synonymous with indulgence, but here are 5 festive foods you can feel good about feasting on! 1. Cranberries Skip the gravy and go for antioxidant-packed cranberry sauce on your turkey! Cranberries are packed with over 150 phytochemicals. These festive berries may lower inflammation and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. More good news for the holiday season: cranberries prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth, lowering the risk of cavities so you can smile through January and beyond. How to Enjoy Them: Think beyond the traditional cranberry sauce and add these ruby gems to your stuffing for a burst of colour and tartness. They make beautiful additions to your festive cocktails and add some balance to sweet desserts such as fruit cobbler or apple pie. Use leftover cranberry sauce in yogurt parfaits and as a secret ingredient in whole grain muffins. 12 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA