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How do I make a healthy St. Patrick's Day meal?

You can fix up a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal while maintaining a healthful eating plan. Here are tasty tips for preparing a healthy Irish feast:
  • For corned beef, purchase the leanest brisket possible and trim off any extra fat before cooking. Also rinse with water to remove the brine.
  • Prepare mashed potatoes with low-fat or fat-free sour cream and milk in place of butter. Season to taste with garlic and onion powders and pepper.
  • Steam vegetables to maintain as many vitamins and nutrients as possible.
  • Serve corned beef on whole-wheat bread with reduced-fat Swiss cheese. Mix low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise with horseradish for a tasty condiment.
If you just can't part with traditional, higher-calorie ingredients, eat a lighter meal earlier in the day, eat smaller portions and get some physical activity to burn some calories.

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