Podcast Episode 112: Tips for Eating Well During the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are quickly approaching and the holidays are a time when many people tend to throw their diets and healthy eating out the window. Our favorite traditional holiday meals can be chock full of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. But we want to remind you that there are ways to still eat well and also enjoy the meals that you love. In this episode, we talk about whether or not it’s OK to have “cheat” days during the holidays, how to eat well and still have special holiday meals, how you can still indulge in sweet treats, and more.

We also talk about little tweaks you can make to your recipes by using better, healthier ingredients in your holiday meals. We’ve got tips for your turkey (and the bones!), pumpkin pie, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and more. Good quality ingredients can really make the difference when it comes to your health and your diet, so try to do what you can to eat as well as you can. If you’ve been looking for tips to eat well during the holiday season, this is the episode for you.

What’s in this episode:

  • Is it OK to eat poorly during the holidays and then make up for it in the New Year?
  • Some ways that we can eat well during the holidays but still make it feel special
  • How to include sweet treats and still eat well 
  • What to do with the turkey bones after the meal
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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