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Happy, Healthy Holiday meals

ingredient swapping

If you are hosting the holiday meal and want to keep your families food fare healthy...... considering swapping out a few ingredients. Eat healthy without sacrificing taste!

  • 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 Greek yogurt and whipped topping. (whipped toppings have less calories for the same amount)
  •  Sliced almonds make a delicious, crunchy topping in place of fried onion rings.
  •  Choose reduced-fat cheeses for salads and casseroles.

Happy eating!

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