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Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #47 -Sleigh the Season with Smart Eating
December 20, 2023

Sleigh the Season with Smart Eating

Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #47--Bariatric-Friendly Tips for a Healthier Holiday

In This Issue

1) Binge Now, Lose Later Mindset?
2) Holiday Party Tips
3) Dippety Do Dah

Binge Now, Lose Later Mindset?


We’re well into the holiday season, so I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder that there are no “good foods” or “bad foods.” There are only “good patterns” (of eating) and “bad patterns.”

So if you’ve “fallen off the wagon,” and figured, hey…might as well keep rolling with it….think again.

Every moment is a new opportunity to start anew. There is nothing magical about Jan 1.

View holiday parties and tempting foods as OPPORTUNITIES to practice your new healthy relationship with food and your new healthy eating habits.

Jingle All the Weigh: A Few of My Favorite Holiday Party Tips

• Eat a little something before you go. A hungry person makes emotional decisions vs rational ones.

• Keep a glass or plate in your hands at all times to stave off food (or alcohol) “pushers.”

• Survey the buffet table before making any choices.

• Keep your back to the food table.

• Bring a dish you can eat.

• Remember it’s a “people event with food present,” not a “food event with people present.”

• And if you happen to indulge…or even over indulge… Call it a Vegetable and Move On

Dippety Do Dah

In the last newsletter I talked about how to make a bariatric friendly charcuterie board.

(If you missed it, you can read it here)

Here are 8 Great Low-Fat Dip ideas that are a perfect addition to your charcuterie board or to pair with fresh veggies anytime.

They’re simple, delicious, and are made with just a few ingredients added to Greek yogurt!

1. Cucumber Mint Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Finely chopped cucumber
• Fresh mint leaves, chopped
• Lemon juice

2. Tomato Basil Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Diced tomatoes
• Fresh basil, finely chopped
• Garlic powder

3. Spinach and Garlic Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Chopped spinach (cooked and squeezed dry)
• Minced garlic
• Salt and pepper

4. Mango Salsa Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Diced mango
• Red onion, finely chopped
• Cilantro, chopped

5. Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Roasted red peppers, chopped
• Garlic powder
• Paprika

6. Lemon Dill Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Fresh dill, chopped
• Lemon zest
• Salt

7. Salsa Verde Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Salsa verde
• Cumin
• Lime juice

8. Curry Yogurt Dip:
• Nonfat Greek yogurt
• Curry powder
• Turmeric
• Fresh cilantro, chopped

Happy Holidays to You and Your Loved Ones!! See you in 2024!

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Suzette Kroll, RDN

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