Making Your Holiday Recipes Healthier

Minor ingredient changes can reduce the fat and sugar content in your favorite holiday dishes!

  • Cranberries are a natural superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. Use fresh cranberries instead of canned cranberries or cranberry sauce to reduce the amount of sugar.
  • Experiment with reduced-fat or non-fat cream cheese.
  • Steam or roast vegetables and add herbs to enhance the flavor.

Cooking methods and recipes vary based on your culture, so check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s healthy and budget-friendly recipes from around the world here!