This time of year is typically known for indulgent eating, which can make it challenging for those looking to eat clean or find healthy alternatives on a traditional holiday menu. Thankfully, Annie Chun’s, maker of better-for-you and convenient Pan-Asian foods, is sharing easy entertaining tips to help promote healthier eating this holiday season.
“At Annie Chun’s, we’re on a mission to create gourmet Asian foods that make healthy eating accessible and delicious,” said Nayoung Shin, head of corporate marketing at CJ Foods. “We believe that practicing good nutrition means eating well without falling short on flavor. Our healthy snacks and meal solutions, along with simple tips for maintaining better eating habits during the holidays, are a step in the right direction.”
To add a delicious Pan-Asian twist to your traditional holiday lineup without expanding your waistline, try some of these tips and recipes from Annie Chun’s:
Keep It Light—Traditional holiday feasts typically feature rich and heavy entrees. To keep your guests lively until the main course, keep the appetizers on the lighter side. Annie Chun’s Cucumber Seaweed Snacks are a tasty option that won’t weigh your guests down. If you’re cooking for kids, Smoked Salmon Rice Balls are a crowd pleasing option. For a more nutritious choice, swap out white rice for sprouted brown rice.
No Meat, No Problem—Make seasonal gatherings merry for all by catering to a variety of dietary restrictions. For example, consider including gluten-free and/or vegetarian meal options on your menu. Annie Chun’s Vegetable Wontons and Potstickers make for a deliciously meat-free appetizer. For something heartier, add the Wontons or Potstickers to Annie Chun’s Pad Thai Brown Rice Noodles in a stir fry. Pair with peanut sauce, bell peppers, onion, bok choy and bean sprouts.
Mix Up Your Marinades—Give your marinade some delicious Asian flair by replacing gravy for a soy ginger sauce glaze. Plus, ginger is loaded with nutrients that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
Take Home Treats—Send your guests home with a festive and nutritious trail mix, complete with almonds, dried fruit and Annie Chun’s Organic Seaweed Snacks. Seaweed offers a broad range of vitamins and minerals, even containing 10 to 20 times the mineral concentration of land plants. And, because it’s never too early to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, one serving of Annie Chun’s Organic Sesame Seaweed Snacks is just 30 calories per serving!
Annie Chun’s products are available nationwide in gourmet, natural and mass market grocers, including Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods, Giant Foods, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Meijer, Publix, SuperTarget, Mollie Stone’s, Gelson’s, Fairway Market, Amazon.com and more. For more information, visit www.AnnieChun.com.