December 21, 2009
As a member of the American Dietetic Association, I reap some great benefits. Even the general public can access some great information from the ADA website: www.eatright.org.
I was reading some great tips that they share in one of their recent articles. Here’s a snip-it from the ADA article. To read the full article go to Helpful Tips for Healthy Holidays.
If you are hosting a gathering this holiday season you can reduce fat and calories without sacrificing taste by swapping out a few ingredients in your favorite recipes.
* Using two egg whites in place of one egg can reduce the cholesterol and produce the same tasty result.
* Use low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth in your mashed potatoes to add flavor and lighten holiday fat content.
* Substitute applesauce for oil, margarine or butter in muffins and quick breads like banana bread. Try substituting a small amount at first, as the more you substitute the more the texture of the finished product changes.
* For dips, sauces and pie toppings, use non-fat yogurt, sour cream and whipped topping.
* Sliced almonds make a delicious, crunchy topping in place of fried onion rings.
* Choose reduced-fat or non-fat cheeses for salads and casseroles.
Pack your shopping cart with plenty of fresh vegetables like sweet potatoes, winter squash, broccoli, carrots and green beans. Apples, cranberries and pears combine easily for a tasty salad, fruit crisp or topping for the turkey.