Yes, you can feast this season while still being smart about nutrition and money.
Protein is digested more slowly than other nurtients, so it leaves you feeling satisfied longer. But beef can be high in saturated fat; bacon and ham are loaded with salt. Instead opt for meat that isat least 90% lean. Beans have lots of protein, too. In a University of Toronto study, people with diabetes who increased legume intake by at least a cup a day improved their glycemic control.