Favorite Fall food swaps
'Tis the season for dropping temperatures and (fat-filled) comfort foods. Before you start packing on the cold-weather pounds, learn how to indulge the healthy way with lighter versions of your favorite fall fare.
1. Autumn beverages
Don't let the "produce" in seasonal drinks deceive you. Seemingly innocuous beverages such as pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider can squeeze fat and sugar into a liquid form. Whipped cream, alcohol, and added sweeteners can bump the calorie total of one drink to more than 500 calories, says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, author of the Nutrition and You series.
Swap: Sip a glass of red wine with your meal to avoid extra calories from fat- and sugar-laden additions to beverages like hot toddies and boozy ciders, says Keri Gans, RDN, author of The Small Change Diet. To satisfy a hot chocolate fix at home, heat up chocolate milk, which contains numerous vitamins and minerals - and fewerRead More »from Lighter Versions of Your Favorite Fall Foods