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Healthier Options for Holiday Meals

Contributed by Brandi Fitch

The holidays are the one time of year that we all make excuses to eat that one extra slice of pie or that additional helping of stuffing. Unfortunately, that extra something can add up if this thought process continues too often over the holiday season. However, if you make small changes in your eating or cooking habits while preparing these meals, you can keep weight off and feel better!

MyPlate offers several tips and recipes for you to stay on track during the holidays, including:

Dealing with Depression During the Holidays

Contributed by Brandi Fitch

Depression can creep up on you when you least expect it during the holidays. Whether it is the stress from spending money on gifts, grieving the loss of a loved one, or spending time with difficult family members, the “holiday blues” are nothing to ignore and can be dealt with in various ways.


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