Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Okay the old standby side dish for the holiday season we have just made healthier! Thanks to fresh green beans, an easy homemade cream sauce and crispy onion topping, this green bean casserole recipe is lower fat, lower calorie, and more delicious than traditional recipes that use canned soup, beans and onions. Plus, the slow cooker saves you time cooking at the stove. Make sure to use fresh green beans, as frozen green beans will become mushy.

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20 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

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The holidays are an exciting time of year. But between the parties, stress and baked goods, it’s also a time when people tend to gain weight. In fact, between mid-November and mid-January, adults gain an average of one pound, or half a kilogram. This may not seem like a lot, but most people don’t lose the weight they gain over the holidays. For this reason, holiday weight gain is one of the biggest contributors to total yearly weight gain for many people. I provide all of my in home personal training clients this information, and those gym clients that ask for it!

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