December celebrations  are a great opportunity to get creative when planning a healthy, holiday menu.

Try something new this year! Use the OPTAVIA App to access more than 200 plan-approved Lean & Green recipes for inspiration. Visit the Apple (App) or the Android (Google Play) store to download the OPTAVIA App today.

Once on the OPTAVIA App, check out the following healthy and flavorful plan-friendly ideas to prepare for loved ones:

  • Broth-based soup. Begin your meal with a healthy appetizer, like a broth-based soup full of vegetables and lean protein. Skip the noodles, and opt for extra green veggies, like kale or zucchini.
  • Lean chicken breast. Switch up the turkey and opt for a lean white meat chicken breast instead. Make sure it’s skinless, and bake it with your favorite herbs, like rosemary or thyme, to help keep the calories at a minimum.
  • Mix up your salad. Think outside the box and try a new salad recipe! Instead of lettuce, try a spinach or kale base, and add some asparagus or cauliflower, or even red bell pepper to be festive. Keep some pumpkin seeds or roasted sliced almonds on the side for a healthy fat option.
  • Roasted vegetables. Can’t decide on just one or two vegetable side dishes? Roast your broccoli, green beans, and asparagus together with a touch of your favorite seasonings for a healthy vegetable medley.
  • THANKS, DR. A ~

You never know when a new menu item may start a new tradition to enjoy each year going forward.

Reach out to me, your independent OPTAVIA Coach, to share your menu and be sure to try this week’s  recipe!


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