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Eat This, Not That: Holiday Edition

Eat This, Not That: Holiday Edition

Learning to navigate through holiday options without sacrificing taste is key for maintaining your weight until the new year. Here are some simple swaps to make to enjoy the taste of the holidays without choosing the option that will make you want to loosen your belt!


 

Appetizer:

 

 

Eat This: Traditional Salsa with Vegetable Crudite

Eat This: Vegetable Crudite

Not That: Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips

Not That: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Save 90 Calories (from swapping the dip alone) and 5 grams of fat for every 2 tablespoons, and that’s before the main course! You’re also much less likely to overeat raw veggies than you are pita chips.


Entrée:

 

Eat This: Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Eat This: Glazed Salmon

Not That: Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Not This: Glazed Ham

Brown sugar glazed ham is high in sodium and sugar because it is cured. A 4 oz slice, which is relatively small has 200 calories, 4 grams of fat, 9 grams of sugar, and 1040 mg milligrams. Save 103 calories for every 4 ounces by choosing balsamic glazed salmon instead.


 

Dessert:

 

Eat This: Angel Food Cake: 75 calories and add fresh berries

Eat This: Angel Cake with Berries

Not This: Cheesecake: 400 calories per slice

Not This: Cheesecake

Save 320 calories and 28 grams of fat by choosing the lighter cake and add some nutrition with the fresh berries!

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