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Healthy Holidays with Colleen Burns (Sponsored)

Navigating holiday meals, especially if you have diabetes or pre diabetes can be very difficult, but there's help. The Idaho Potato Commission is the first vegetable to partner with The American Diabetes Association to crack the code of plating a meal. This is what you want. Half the plate vegetables, one quarter protein, and the rest grains or a starchy vegetable like potatoes. A typical potato is rich in vitamins and nutrients and only about 110 calories The trouble can be in the preparation so Idaho potato dot com has great tips and recipes including a smarter version of those cheesy potatoes we all love. Learn more here.

You need quick solutions and nothing is easier than a charcuterie plate. Keep cheese, meats, and fruit on hand and to make it extra special a fun mix of nuts and chocolate. I keep bags of these in my pantry-Second Nature Dark Chocolate Medley. A great mix of whole roasted nuts and chunks of dark chocolate. Salty and sweet and full of nutrients and antioxidants. This is a smart go to snack, too, when all that shopping and planning leaves you with the hangries. Click here to learn more.

All the stress of the holidays can leave you vulnerable to health issues, and trying to schedule a dr appt this time of the year can be hard. Amid the winter cough/cold season and busy holiday schedules, UnitedHealthcare is seeking to help make it more affordable and convenient for people to access care virtually. By waiving cost sharing for 24/7 Virtual Visits, millions of eligible UnitedHealthcare members may be able to access care remotely for $0 out of pocket to help treat urgent medical issues such flu, COVID-19 and more. Visit to learn more.

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