Gearing up for the holiday season today on ABC Charleston Lowcountry Live with healthy holiday season essentials!
Build a better party platter
First we have the ultimate party platter – start with your fruits and veggies, whole grain crackers, protein like nuts and cheese then add your nutritious dips like hummus and salsa. Everyone knows and loves the Fresh Cravings salsa because it tastes homemade, is made with a short list of clean ingredients and found in the produce section of Walmart. Well they just launched three hummus the classic, roasted red pepper and roasted garlic. You can find them in the deli section at Walmart. Not only does it taste great, but it’s a nutritious dip balanced with good fats, fiber and protein from Chilean extra virgin olive oil, savory tahini and chickpeas. Finally add a fun ingredient like these limited-edition holiday chocolate bars by Endangered Species. We have 72% dark chocolate in peppermint crunch and caramel spiced apple as well as a 48% milk chocolate in fudgey peanut butter.nThese are also a great gift or stocking stuffers plus 10% of annual net profits go back to Wildlife Conservation. You can find these bars at Harris Teeter, Food Lion, EarthFare and chocolatebar.com
Elevate holiday meals with grapes
99% of table grapes are grown in California they are in season through January. Grapes may help promote healthy aging by supporting heart, brain, colon and skin health. Plus they add color and a burst of juicy flavor to any dish, they can be grilled, pickled and roasted. You can even replace tomatoes with grapes – in salads, flatbreads, you name it!
Stay healthy this busy season with probiotics
A high quality probiotic can help support your digestion and immune system. I work with TruBiotics because they are a high quality probiotic supplement comprised of the of the two most clinically studied types of good bacteria. They work together to support the digestive system and the 70 percent of the immune system in the digestive tract. You can find it in most major retailers.