A bit fattier than it looksThere's something about the holidays that makes us want to indulge a little - OK, a lot. But a couple trips down the buffet line can pack on the pounds. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average person gains about one pound each year between Thanksgiving and New Year's (some studies indicate up to five pounds). But what if you could have your cake and eat it too? Here, some festive foods to avoid - and healthier substitutes that taste just as delicious.
The traditional version, whether homemade or store-bought, contains whole milk and cream, packing about 400 calories and 19 grams of fat into one creamy cup - and that's before it gets boozy.
Healthy Substitute: Make your own using low-fat milk and equal parts egg whites to whole eggs. (Add a bit of cornstarch to thicken it.) Homemade eggnog also allows you to adjust the seasoning and sugar to your taste. Or, try one of the store-bought beverages made with rice or soy milk. Thinner than regularRead More »from 11 Fatty Holiday Foods (and How to Make Them Healthier)