Food Options To Prevent Holiday Pounds

12:57 AM, Dec 23, 2010   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The holiday season usually means a lot of eating. But there are things you can do to enjoy your favorite foods, without packing on the pounds.

Matt Yates, the Owner of Let's Dish in Greensboro, offered some tips on the benefits of portion control. To see his suggestions, click play in the video window.

It's also good to know which foods to avoid, and if you can't avoid them, WebMD offers ideas on using some healthier alternatives. 

STUFFING

A single scoop of stuffing could have up to 550 calories. If you're the one making the stuffing, consider replacing the butter with low-sodium chicken broth or try making wild rice stuffing instead. 

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
Another holiday favorite is sweet potato casserole. While sweet potatoes are nutritious, casseroles usually have marshmallows, butter, and sugar. But you can shave the fat and calories by leaving out the butter and cutting the sugar in half.

EGG NOG

The alcohol, heavy cream, eggs, and sugar make a frightening combination that can total up to 340 calories in a single cup. But you can lower the calories by using skim milk, egg substitutes, and artificial sweeteners.

For more recipe conversion ideas, click here
 

WFMY News 2/ Web MD

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