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Lightening Up Your Holiday Favorites
Sugar and fat are what make many holiday treats taste so good. They’re also what can lead to high blood glucose and weight gain. But there are ways to get a great taste while replacing or reducing sugar, fat, or both.
Replace all of the sugar with low-calorie sweeteners when sugar is primarily used for the sweet taste. The following foods can usually be sweetened with only low-calorie sweeteners:
Replace 1 egg with 2 egg whites or ¼ cup egg substitute in baked or nonbaked foods.
Substitute low-fat or nonfat ingredients in nonbaked foods like banana cream pie, chocolate pudding, and chicken salad.
Reduce the amount of nuts by half in any type of recipe.
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