One of the best parts about the holiday season are the seasonal beverages, a.k.a holiday drinks. While it’s fine to enjoy your favorite holiday drinks, going overboard can tip the scales against your health and fitness goals. The good news? Simple modifications can turn an indulgent festive drink into a healthier treat.
In this blog post, we help you stay on track with practical tips that make it easy to enjoy the best holiday drinks that the season has to offer. Plus, seven dietitian-approved healthy holiday drinks ranging from classic, to caffeinated, and even boozy beverages.
The key to staying on track with your healthy lifestyle during the holidays is to strike a balance between enjoying your favorite beverages and making mindful choices to keep your health on track.
Balance means there is room to enjoy holiday drinks in their classic form (in moderation, of course) without having to feel guilty. But for those of you that are looking for healthy spin on holiday refreshments, check out these three dietitian-curated tips:
Now, let’s toast the season with these seven healthy holiday drinks.
Enjoy a healthier version of eggnog with less sugar and fat content without giving up a rich and creamy flavor.
Makes: 4 servings
What You’ll Need:
How To Make:
Hot cocoa is the perfect way to stay warm during winter activities. It’s one of our favorite holiday drinks! Here’s a simple and healthy twist on a classic hot cocoa recipe.
Makes: 2 servings
A light peppermint latte is a jolly twist on a java favorite without the excess sugar and calories often found with some of our favorite coffee makers.
Makes: 1 serving
Peppermint green tea is not only a soothing and refreshing drink but also provides the potential health benefits of green tea, such as antioxidants, and the calming effect of peppermint.
A Maple Syrup Macchiato is a tasty way to start your morning. It’s a morning holiday drink we can’t get enough of. Here’s a simple recipe that you can try:
Servings: 1 serving
Sangria is a holiday party favorite. Try this healthy, fruit-packed twist at your festive celebrations.
Makes: 6 to 8 servings
A Cranberry Apple Spritzer is a refreshing festive holiday drink mocktail that’s perfect for f any time you want a non-alcoholic drink at the company party.
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By: Gaby Vaca-FloresTitle: Holiday Drinks Made Healthier (and, RD Approved!)Sourced From: www.humnutrition.com/blog/healthy-holiday-drinks/Published Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2023 04:08:18 +0000