3 Mediterranean-Inspired Ways To Make Your Holiday Meals Way Healthier

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Opt for a healthier oil.

The Mediterranean diet generally calls for extra-virgin olive oil as a top choice, but we’re all for finding the best healthy oil based on your cooking needs.

When we spoke to chef and nutritionist Serena Poon, C.N., CHC, CHN, she gave us a complete guide to swapping out processed vegetable oils in cooking. For example, go for avocado oil if you’re cooking food at higher temperatures and olive oil for lower-temp projects.

If you need a swap for baking, consider opting for mashed fruit (like bananas). “Including fruit in your ingredient list can infuse your treats with fiber and phytonutrients,” says Poon —an added bonus.

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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