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Got ‘nog? If you’re anything like me, you have it every Christmas.
No doubt you’ve seen a slew of eggnog brands in the supermarket dairy case, but those pre-packaged ones boast 190 calories and 9 grams of fat or more per serving. That serving is only a 1/2 cup and doesn’t count the liquor if you like it loaded. As for all those unrecognizable ingredients (“carageen”?), don’t get me started.
This year, I’m making a homemade mix for my family so we can all indulge a little more (and a little more calorie consciously). Classic eggnog recipes call for four or more raw eggs, but with food safety in mind, I am going to cook mine. As long as you simmer the milk-egg combo on low heat, you won’t end up with scrambled eggnog.
The simplest calorie-cutting move is to trade non-fat milk for the whole milk or heavy cream. With a little booze mixed in (bourbon, whiskey, rum, brandy or whatever your pleasure) and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon, you won’t notice the difference.
By now, almost everyone knows that whole-grain foods are a nutritional step up from dishes that revolve around refined carbs. But if you’re starting to get the feeling that good-for-you grains are spending just a little too much time on their healthy high horse, remind them of their tasty roots by baking them into oneRead more