Ways to make traditional holiday dishes healthy: Simplify the green bean casserole

Posted on 10/25/2012

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year to make healthy choices. But healthy holiday eating is possible. The experts at Travaasa offer some tips to help guide you through healthy holiday eating options.

Simplify the green bean casserole.
This classic holiday dish doesn’t have to be a diet doozy. The secret to slimming it down? Simplify. Combine canned green beans with low-sodium/low-fat cream of mushroom soup and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grease your baking dish with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes and then top with toasted almonds and bake 15 minutes more. This finishing touch offers fewer calories than the traditional fried onion topper — plus nutrients such as vitamin E, protein, fiber, potassium and calcium.