Eating healthy at a party or get-together

11795691_SWith so many temptations, eating healthy at a party or get-together can be difficult. Here’s a great way to make healthier choices:

Hit the veggie tray. Going to a party? Offer to bring the vegetable tray, fruit salad, or another healthy dish. That way, you know you’ll have something nutritious to eat regardless of what’s on the menu. If you’re at a party, hit the vegetable tray first before moving on to other types of treats.

Stay hydrated — with water. Many party beverages are high in calories. Drinking water is a great way to stay hydrated and healthy.

Watch those portions. Portion control is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Take smaller portions and smaller bites of your favorites. Smaller meal portions will allow you to have more self-control on the amount of food you eat because you’ll be more satisfied by eating slowly. Savor each bite, and stop when you’re not hungry anymore.

Eat what you like. Pass on the treats you don’t really love!