No matter how you celebrate, you can still enjoy scaled down versions of delicious seasonal beverages and dishes! Dietitian Kelly Jones recommends POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate juice to energize your family with antioxidants. It’s been found to provide us with more antioxidant capacity than red wine, grape juice, and even green tea! Plus each 8 ounce serving conveniently offers as much potassium as a banana. Not only is it National Pomegranate Month, but this nutritious and cravable fruit adds the perfect pop of color to your plate during the holidays! You can start with a POM spiced cider as your signature Thanksgiving cocktail or mocktail. During Pomegranate season you can also stock up on Pom Poms fresh arils to add color, texture and nutrition to dishes like a warm pomegranate panzanella.
If you’ll be home with close family or connecting via zoom, have a gorgeous appetizer board for snacking while you play Thanksgiving trivia or charades or simply share what you’re grateful for. The star of this spread is Wonderful Pistachios, with sweetness from Wonderful Halos. Enjoy pistachios in-shell or shelled, with exciting flavors such as chili roasted and honey roasted. Lightly salted and shelled Wonderful Pistachios are perfect to quickly blend and spoon into dates for a tasty but simple appetizer or dessert. Per serving, pistachios offer 6 grams of plant based protein and 3 grams of fiber. Plus, to balance out other indulgences, your body will love that nearly 90% of the fats in pistachios are better-for-you mono and poly-unsaturated types!
On top of brightening up your snack board, Wonderful Halos are hydrating and nutritious. These California grown mandarins are sweet, seedless and easy to peel. Have kids peel Halos while you heat chocolate to make these salted chocolate dipped mandarins. Two medium halos are a good source of fiber and provide half of your daily needs for Vitamin C. And, if you do have anyone drive to visit, send them off with Halos and individually packed Wonderful Pistachios for healthy road trip snacks!
You can grab these recipes plus more tips by visiting KellyJonesNutrition.com.