Healthy Holiday Eating
Gratefully, there are some very easy ways to revamp your recipes and dinner party strategies so you can make better eating habits.
Healthy Holiday Eating Recipe Tips
- Use the lower, healthier fat versions of cream cheese and sour cream.
- Instead of half-and-half, use 1% or skim milk and plain, fat-free yogurt can take the place of a whipped topping on a dessert.
Note about yogurt: some fat-free versions have more added sugar to make up the taste, so read labels.
- A tip for baking: Use puréed fruits instead of oil for cakes, muffins or cookies. For example, if a cake recipe requires ½ cup of vegetable oil, use ½ cup of applesauce instead. You’d be surprised that you get the same flavor, moisture and texture. For those watching their cholesterol, two egg whites or ¼ cup of egg substitute can replace one whole egg.
Healthy Eating Tips for Holiday Cooking
It’s estimated that the average holiday “meal” contains 3,000 calories – more than most people should eat in an entire day. So, how can you enjoy a tasty tradition without ending up in a calorie coma?