Health & Wellness Tips

Written by our Nutritionists, we focus on ensuring you’re living a balanced lifestyle that offers a flexible, livable approach to health and wellness. You’ll not only learn how to experiment with fresh products, how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, and get advice on how to choose more nutritious foods – we’ll give you valuable advice on which foods can help with the mental and emotional stresses of life.

Better for your fall potluck

Better-for-You Fall Potluck

According to research, eating with family and friends can boost happiness and alleviate depression. The Fall, plan a potluck meal and invite your favorite people. Potlucks are a great way to try new recipes while catching up with friends! Keep your health goals in mind and follow these tips for a better-for-you gathering:

  • Plan ahead

    Start your day with a healthier mindset by moving your body! Walk around the block or take a group fitness class at the gym. Exercise improves sleep, stress, self-confidence, and energy levels! After your workout, eat a small snack to help prevent over-indulging later in the day.

  • Prepare a Healthy Dish to Share

    Who says a party can't have nutritious options? Your friends will appreciate the variety and color you bring to the table with a vegetable platter, fall salad, fruit tray, bean dip, or hummus. Try this Autumn Salad for a quick, colorful, and nourishing dish to share.

  • Be a Picky Eater!

    Before you fill your plate, scan all of the food options and decide where you want to splurge and what you are willing to leave on the table. Fill your plate with foods that will give you the most nutritional benefit and satisfaction and then skip the rest. Aim for nutrient dense options such as this hearty Kidney Bean Chili!

  • Use a Smaller Plate and Practice Mindful Eating

    Keep your portions in check by using a smaller plate. Appetizer plates will help you eat less and you won’t feel deprived! Studies show that the first few bites of food actually taste the best so savor each bite and listen to your body to know when you are hungry and when you are full.

  • 1/2 Plate Produce

    Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies. Produce is low in calories and high in fiber, which means you'll feel full longer! Give this delicious Apple-Cranberry Salad a try!

  • Swap Ingredients in Your Favorite Recipes

    You can make simple ingredient swaps to traditional potluck picks and make them healthier! Create dressings and dips with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and sour cream. Bake your wings instead of frying. Craving something cheesy? Try chicken quesadillas with low-fat cheese, lots of veggies, and whole wheat tortillas. Give this Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla a try!

  • For more better-for-you potluck ideas, visit Savory’s recipe center.