The holidays are great for enjoying good company, good food and good times. However, making healthy choices does not have to mean sacrificing on taste. Hickory Farms has a variety of tasty treats, including Summer Sausage, that can satisfy your taste buds and help you feel great about your selections. Read our guide to healthier holiday eating to learn some simple tricks on portion control, food substitution and more to make the most of your holiday season.
Limit the amount of food you consume by practicing portion control. When browsing the appetizer selection, fill one plate with moderate amounts of gourmet sausage, fresh crackers and savory cheeses, then don't eat again until dinner. During the main course, fill a majority of your plate with vegetables and lean meats and leave only a small amount of room for starches and carbohydrates. If you're still hungry after finishing your first plate, fill up on veggies and proteins.
Whether snacking or feasting throughout the holiday season, make sure to include plenty of lean meats. Our naturally smoked Turkey Summer Sausage has just 4 grams of fat per serving and is made with the highest quality ingredients. With a touch of honey and brown sugar, it's the perfect balance of savory and sweet.
When enjoying holiday spreads, you are sure to find delicious seasonal foods that you won't be able to resist. To help you savor these treats guilt free, substitute other foods occasionally to offset the calories in your favorite holiday snacks. Instead of nibbling on salty chdips, grab a handful of gourmet mixed nuts to satisfy your craving. Or, during dessert, skip the pie table and try a small plate of dried fruits for a sweet and healthy finish to your holiday meal. Our fruit baskets offers a variety of fruits, including pears, apples, mandarin oranges and more.
Help others in your party circle eat healthier throughout the holiday season by giving Turkey Summer Sausage gift baskets as hostess gifts, thank you gifts and more. Our gourmet sausage baskets are filled with Turkey Summer Sausage, savory cheeses, mustards, crackers and other tasty treats. Set out Summer Sausage gift baskets at your own parties to give guests healthier options, so they can stay on track with their own holiday diet.
Now that you've learned some simple tips to sticking to a healthier diet during the holidays, enjoy your time with friends and family. Keep these easy-to-follow ideas in mind, and you're sure to have a happy and healthy holiday season that is filled with good food and even better choices.