Low GI Healthy Holiday Eating – PART 1

Low GI Healthy Holiday Eating – PART 1
5 Keys to Holiday Stress

Here we are again in holiday season! A chance for us to stay healthy!  Here are some very specific recipes to stay low glycemic.


Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes: slice cherry tomatoes in half and scoop out the pulp. Stuff with a small crumble of goat cheese and top with a little pesto. Or stuff with a small cube of feta and a thin slice of kalamata (or other) olive.

Fruit Skewers: put a new spin on the classic fruit platter. Cut assorted fruit into chunks and
thread onto small barbeque skewers or toothpicks. Serve with flavoured low fat Greek yogurt for a dip that contains a good source of protein and is easy on the calories.

Assorted Toppers on Cucumber slices: Choose your favourite healthier topping such as low fat cream cheese and jalapeño jelly, smoked salmon, or antipasti to put on top of round cucumber slices.

Have A Plan

You may not be able to control what food you’re served, and you’re going to see other people eating tempting treats.

Meet the challenges armed with a plan:

  • Eat close to your usual times to keep your blood sugar steady. If your meal is served later than normal, eat a small snack at your usual mealtime and eat a little less when dinner is served.
  • Invited to a party? Offer to bring a healthy dish along.
  • If you have a sweet treat, cut back on other carbs (like potatoes and bread) during the meal.
  • Don’t skip meals to save up for a feast. It will be harder to manage your blood sugar, and you’ll be really hungry and more likely to overeat.
  • If you slip up, get right back to healthy eating with your next meal.


Outsmart the Buffet

When you face a spread of delicious holiday food, make healthy choices easier:

  • Have a small plate of the foods you like best and then move away from the buffet table.
  • Start with vegetables to take the edge off your appetite.
  • Eat slowly. It takes at least 20 minutes for your brain to realize you’re full.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol. If you do have an alcoholic drink, have it with food. Alcohol can lower blood sugar and interact with diabetes medicines.


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