MOUNT VERNON — Although completely scrumptious, Christmas dinner often err on the side of being an extremely heavy meal. Plates mounded with roast beef, ham, turkey, dressing, potatoes, yams and green bean casserol initially bring wide grins to your guests’ lips; but these rich dishes can also unfortunately usher a not-so-fun, after dinner ritual of relatives popping antacids, rubbing their bloated bellies and groaning, “ I ate way too much.”
As a means to ward off any holiday meal woes, replacing a few heavier side dishes with a couple lighter, healthier veggie dishes may stop the dining overload.
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