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Health Tip: Host a Healthier Holiday Meal

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- If you're hosting a meal this holiday season, do your guests a favor and make it a heart-healthier one.

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions recommends:

Start with healthy appetizers, such as whole-grain crackers, cut vegetables, hummus, low-fat dressings or unsalted nuts. Cut or eliminate salt from your recipes, flavoring with other seasonings instead. Make your own gravy, using low-sodium broth. Make mashed potatoes with low-sodium chicken broth, roasted garlic and fat-free evaporated milk. Use whole-wheat bread crumbs, onions and celery, dried fruit and less butter for healthier stuffing. Bake your own desserts to avoid trans fats.

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