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Thanksgiving is typically a day to pause and give thanks for life’s many blessings. Many older adults gather with friends and family to enjoy a traditional meal. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the holiday’s traditional menu choices aren’t very healthy.
Foods like mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, dressing, and pecan pie are laden with fat, sodium, sugar, and carbohydrates. For a senior who has heart disease or diabetes, these foods can wreak havoc on their diet and possibly their health. Finding ways to give holiday favorites a makeover can be the solution.
Lightening up Traditional Holiday Foods
Healthy Holiday Appetizers
Guests who are on a healthy diet will also appreciate healthy appetizers to fill up on prior to the main meal. This can keep them from getting too hungry and overeating or eating the wrong foods.
Here are a few healthy holiday appetizer suggestions:
Finally, don’t overlook stocking your beverage cart with healthy, hydrating drinks. Water with slices of lemon or lime, pomegranate juice, and green tea are a few to consider.
Visit a Sunrise Community This Holiday Season
If you and your family will be discussing assisted living communities over the holidays this year, we invite you to consider Sunrise Senior Living. With over 320 communities throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, you are sure to find a community that you will be happy to call home.