Healthy Winter Dinner Ideas

The holidays are over but the comfort-food fest is just beginning, so resolve to reduce the sodium in your diet this year

Skip the salty caviar at your next dinner party and serve this healthy, low-sodium play on the decadent dish.

Sure, the tree has been taken down and the menorah put away, but that doesn’t mean that all of those hearty and filling foods that you enjoyed during the holidays are gone for good. Winter — especially for those in colder regions — is a season filled with stews, roasts, and mashed potatoes, so your diet can still be in danger, even though the holidays are over.

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One easy way to trim your diet in the new year is to lower your sodium intake, and it can be done in a few easy ways. For those who love a good old-fashioned roast chicken smothered in gravy or a classic roast alongside potatoes, those meals don't always have to be high in salt. Believe it or not, there is a way of making these dishes, or at least replicating their flavors, to create a heart-healthy, low-sodium meal.

For this, we turn to nutritional expert Jessica Goldman Foung, aka Sodium Girl, again to provide us with some simple and easy-to-follow tips on how to make your comforting winter meals a bit healthier for you. Just because it’s colder outside doesn’t mean you need to pack on some extra pounds to keep warm — let the food do that for you instead. 

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Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce