Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stay on Track for the Holidays

When the winter holidays arrive, many individuals tend to forget about their commitments to healthy eating. With the stress of planning events and catering to your family’s needs, along with the cravings for traditional holiday foods, it is easy to slip into some unhealthy eating habits. If you are hosting a holiday event, there are several ways to alter traditional recipes to cut fat, salt, and calories. These suggestions ensure that taste is not sacrificed in the making!
  • Substitute two egg whites for each whole egg in a recipe to cut cholesterol
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth when preparing mashed squash or potatoes. The strong flavor of the broth reduces the need for tons of added butter or margarine.
  • Substitute applesauce for oil, butter, or margarine in baked goods like muffins and quick breads. Try substituting a small amount first as the texture and flavor of the product may change
  • Sliced almonds can make a delicious topping on green bean casserole instead of fried onions
  • Remember to use low-fat cheese when making casseroles and other holiday dishes

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