by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, December 21, 2016
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 31, 2013
The holidays are flowing with food and drink, but Christmas dinner is the ultimate over-the-top meal of the season. Although you should enjoy delicious food at your Christmas feast, you don’t need to feel bloated and have indigestion at the end of the night. Certain dishes, however, rack up the calories more than others. Here are the seven worst calorie offenders at the Christmas table.
One cup of eggnog on average contains 340 calories, 21 grams of sugar and 56 percent of the daily recommended maximum of artery-clogging saturated fat. If you’re a heavy cream fan, know that it adds 50 extra calories per tablespoon. If you like your eggnog spiked, add about 150 calories per 1 1/2 fluid ounces. When all is said and done, you’re talking more like over 500 calories a drink.
Instead try: Food Network Kitchen’s Low-Fat Eggnog
- Prime Rib
Ribs just scream calories, with one serving of prime rib (about six to eight ribs) providing over 1,600 calories. Many folks can easily down six ribs, but let’s not forget the additional calories that will be consumed from the rest of the food on the table.
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by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, April 8, 2009
With so many delicious ways to use the leftovers, you might want to make some extra ham this Easter.
Ham gives this whole-grain dish some extra protein and a salty bite.
Recipe: Barley Risotto with Ham and Mushrooms (above)
These perfectly-portioned sliders will make a brown bag lunch extra special.
Recipe: Ham Club Sandwich Sliders
by Toby Amidor in Meal Makeovers, April 7, 2009
In my family, Easter is a big holiday for spotlighting fresh foods. We toast winter (finally) ending and spring hitting full swing with seasonal faves. Here’s a lighter, simpler Easter menu you might want to try.
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When I used to teach at a culinary school, my bonus each year was a ham (I know, a ham!). Baked ham can be healthy, but it can also be a sugar and sodium disaster. Avoid the common pitfalls and create a healthier main course for your holiday feast — or for dinner any time of year.
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