Nov 5, 2014

Celebrate with Seafood to Slim Down Your Holiday!

The holidays are here again, and with them comes the inevitable weight gain. But that doesn’t have to be the case again this year. You can slim down your holiday celebrations without sacrificing taste by celebrating with seafood! One large source of excess calories during the holiday season is the consumption of high fat protein options. Things you find on the holiday table and party buffets, like sausage, bacon, and fatty steaks, can widen your waistline before the New Year arrives. Instead offer your family and guests delicious tasting protein options that are lower in fat, while still providing all of the flavor without all of those calories.

A switch you might consider at your next holiday party is your choice in appetizers. Full fat cheese and crackers, as well as pigs in a blanket, or creamy dips, can pack in the saturated fat and calories. One alternative that guests will go crazy for are Stuffed Clams from Matlaw’s. They’re the perfect party finger food - they come in their own natural clam shell – and in a variety of delicious flavors like Bacon and Cheese, Chili Lime, Chorizo, and more. In addition, they are a great source of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, lean protein, and iron. And with just 100 calories per clam in the classic New England Style, they will make much less of an impact on your waistline then filling your plate with hunks of cheese.

Don't forget to check out the entire line of seafood options from Matlaw’s as well. The Salmon Fillets would make a perfect, and easy, centerpiece to your next holiday dinner!