Food Fight: Eggnog vs. Hot Cocoa

by in Food Fight, Healthy Holidays, December 11, 2012

egg nog and hot cocoa
Are these sippers on your holiday hit list? Find out which is the most sensible choice – it all comes down to how you make it.

Eggnog
A frothy combo of egg, cream and sugar, this classic libation is a gut-buster. Add a jolly splash (or two) of booze and the calories only get worse.

Homemade and lightened-up versions can dial back the fat and calories and highlight the healthy attributes of this seasonal treat. Use lower fat ingredients and eggnog has a lot to offer – namely good-for-you nutrients like protein, calcium and vitamin D.

Hot Cocoa
Like eggnog, homemade hot cocoa has quite a bit to offer in the nutrition department. If your favorite recipe is made with unsweetened cocoa powder, you’ll get a merry dose cell-protecting antioxidants. Finished off with warmed milk and a hint of sugar, the calories in each mug stay reasonable.

Versions made with higher fat dairy like cream or half-and-half, plus melted hunks of chocolate are another story. If only the real thing will do, opt for a small amount of dark chocolate – it will give big flavor for a modest amount of calories. Chocolate also boasts vitamins, minerals and a touch of healthy fat.

Again, nutrients like protein, calcium and vitamin D are the big winners in this cozy beverage.

If your top pick is hot cocoa mix, see the results of our taste test.

Healthy Eats Winner: Hot cocoa pulls ahead of egg nog for being lower in fat, plus the benefit of all those antioxidants.

TELL US: Which gets your vote: egg nog or hot cocoa?

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