It's the most wonderful time of the year....
It's also the time for cookies, cakes, sweet breads, stuffings, casseroles... Helloooo extra pounds! It is totally fine to enjoy unhealthy foods sometimes (#TreatYourself), but this list of swaps can make your holiday table a bit healthier.
Using nonfat yogurt in creamy dips bumps up the protein and cuts down on fat and calories. Salsas are also great, because they're usually full of healthy veggies, like our Farmers Market Salsa.
Whole wheat rolls are not only higher in fiber; They also have more texture and flavor!
This Butternut Harvest Chili is super hearty without all of the extra fat and calories of cream-based soups.
Pie crust and fillings tend to pack a lot more fat and calories into a small slice. Choose cobblers or crisps to lighten your dessert.
Some holiday veggies can hardly be called veggies anymore after adding all the fat, salt, and/or sugar. I'm looking at you, green bean casserole.
A festive drink with no calories from fat!
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This Homemade Eggnog uses non-fat milk instead of heavy cream! #stilldelicious
As you've probably heard before, eating raw or under-cooked eggs can result in food-borne illness. To enjoy your family's favorite holiday traditions while also staying safe, read the FDA's recommendations in this Food Safety blog about how to make homemade eggnog safely.