The holiday season is officially underway! I have tips and menu ideas to help take the guesswork out of holiday hosting AND stay healthy through the hustle and bustle of the season.
First, kick off your holiday gathering with a Friendsgiving Cheeseboard starring Wisconsin Cheese. Wisconsin is sharing the joy of handcrafted, specialty, Proudly Wisconsin Cheese this holiday season-because they win more awards for Cheese than anywhere else, national and international! Wisconsin makes more than 600 types, styles, and varieties of cheese so there’s an option for everyone on your holiday list. It’s a World of Cheese in just one state. Whether your shindig is a potluck, a multi-course meal, or a cozy evening for two, Wisconsin Cheese has recipes for all and helpful tips for cutting cheese and building cheeseboards! For more information, visit WisconsinCheese.com slash ShareTheJoy and find Wisconsin Cheese locally at Publix.
Another easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer staple is a hummus and veggie party platter. Lantana is known for their flavor-packed hummus, and the brand is making it easy to enjoy plant-forward foods that taste incredible this holiday season, with their NEW Hummus Variety Pack. The four crowd-favorite hummus varieties included in the platter are: Classic Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper, Sriracha Carrot and Black Bean, offering a range of flavors from slightly sweet to spicy to savory, and featuring varied beans as the base. Simply serve up with sliced veggies and chips crackers for dipping. You can find this perfect party tray in the deli section at your local Publix.
In between all the holiday fun and festivities, it’s important to stay healthy so that you can enjoy every second of the season. One easy way to support that is to stay stocked up with nutritious meal options. Ready in minutes, the new LEAN CUISINE Balance Bowls are made with quality, well-balanced ingredients and deliver bold flavor in four delicious and nutritious varieties that contain 400 calories or less and 0g of added sugar. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Lean Cuisine Balance Bowls were crafted alongside members of the American Diabetes Association to be the first frozen entrées to meet the organization’s Better Choices for Life nutrition criteria for calories, sodium, total carbohydrates and more as indicated by the ADA Better Choice for Life seal on — a simple way to identify products suitable for someone looking to manage their diabetes through appropriate dietary choices. You can find them at major retails including Walmart and Target.
Finally, consider supplements to help support your immune and digestive health during the busy holiday season. TruBiotics is a science-backed probiotic supplement line that works naturally to support both digestive and immune health with options for the whole family ages 2 and up. The new Women’s Capsules contain one of the most scientifically studied strains of beneficial bacteria for digestive health plus calcium and vitamin D3 to support bone and immune health, and the Sugar-Free Gummies contain probiotics, cranberry, and biotin and collagen for hair, skin and nail health. Another supplement to consider is Life’s First Naturals, a line of dietary supplements that feature cow colostrum providing immune and digestive health benefits to adults and children over the age of 1.