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!
Eat This: Traditional Salsa with Vegetable Crudite
Not That: Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips
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.
Eat This: Balsamic Glazed Salmon
Not That: Brown Sugar 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.
Eat This: Angel Food Cake: 75 calories and add fresh berries
Not This: Cheesecake: 400 calories per slice
Save 320 calories and 28 grams of fat by choosing the lighter cake and add some nutrition with the fresh berries!