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Glutton-Free: Substitute Holiday Junk Food with Healthier Options

From the Show: HER
Summary: With all of the delicious baked goods, sweets and alcoholic beverages, how can you eat healthy during the holidays?
Air Date: 11/21/13
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Natalia Hancock, RD
Natalia HancockNatalia Hancock is a registered dietitian and chef who creates healthy, delicious and seasonally-inspired meals through the combination of her culinary expertise and clinical knowledge of nutrition.

She currently serves as Senior Culinary Nutritionist for SPE Certified, where she continues to practice SPE's healthy, delicious balance with a larger audience through its certification and consulting programs.

Natalia recognized her passion for food early on and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Johnson & Wales University in 1999. Upon graduation, she was offered the opportunity to continue in the Culinary Nutrition program and graduated in the first class with a BS in 2001.

Through numerous positions in the areas of culinary arts and nutrition, Natalia has extensive experience in hospitals, restaurants, along with recipe development and analysis.

In 2003, Natalia completed NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's dietetic internship program where she gained invaluable experience across a wide range of clinical settings. In the evenings, she maintained her culinary skills cooking for private clients with specific nutritional needs.
Glutton-Free: Substitute Holiday Junk Food with Healthier Options
With all of the delicious baked goods, sweets, and alcoholic beverages, how the heck do you eat healthy during the holidays?

Eating gluttonous meals can obviously have an adverse affect on your weight.

But really, it seems impossible to avoid consuming an excess amount of calories during the festivities. Plus, how do you make healthy mashed potatoes that actually taste good?

If you have discipline, cooking tips and proper planning, you can avoid the weight gain and guilt after a holiday meal.

Natalia Hancock is a registered dietitian and chef who creates healthy, delicious and seasonally-inspired meals through the combination of her culinary expertise and clinical knowledge of nutrition. Natalia shares her secrets on finding a balanced approach to making your holiday meals into healthier ones.
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