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Health Tip: Enjoy Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

Seasonal produce is a great option

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(HealthDay News) -- Fat- and calorie-laden dishes abound during the holidays, but you can enjoy the fruits of the season in a healthy way.

The American Heart Association suggests:

  • Dig into a dish of nutrient-rich sweet potatoes. Roast them, then add a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • Enjoy roasted winter and acorn squash, as well as pumpkin.
  • Munch on fiber-rich, low-calorie Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle with a little salt and brown sugar, then heat.
  • Bake apples into a tasty frittata.
  • Offer roasted, unsalted nuts as a healthy appetizer. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans and peanuts are good choices.
  • Opt for heart-healthy salmon as a main holiday dish.


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