Keep Vegetables and Whole Grains on the Holiday Dinner Table
Donna Quirk, MBA RD LD
LMC Clinical Nutrition Manager
Planning on ham, roast turkey, or a beef roast for your Holiday dinner? Then, help keep your meal lower in calories and higher on the “good for you” scale with vegetable and whole grain side dishes. Remember, the more colorful the plate is, the more antioxidants you are getting!
Try some of these recipes:
Barley Mushroom and Herb Risotto – this is fabulous with beef or pork loin
Roasted Root Vegetables – you could definitely experiment with adding celery root and red onions
Wild Rice Stuffing – wild rice is a whole grain!
So, while you enjoy your holiday meal with your friends and family, try a new vegetable or whole grain side dish. They are good for you and tasty too!