It’s that time Bulugans. There are temptations of savory, sweet, and tantalizing treats around every corner, yet we have our mind set on keeping it “healthy” this go around. What do you do when grandma comes at you with a piece of her famous holiday fudge? Don’t fret, we got you covered with these easy alternatives to your highest voted holiday treats.
You could have that one-cup of Eggnog with 343 calories (PER CUP) OR you could enjoy a mug of (low fat) hot chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps at just 66 calories (per cup)
Still going for that ever-famous cup of Eggnog? We don’t blame ya, just remember to burn off those calories by doing a snowball fight for an hour!
1 cup Eggnog = 1 hour Snowball fight
The one time of year that grandma makes her famous fudge and you want to start a healthier lifestyle. Don’t worry, instead of grabbing 1oz of fudge at around 117 calories, just grab a 1 inch square for just 90 calories.
If grandma insists you take more than just a little square, just burn off those extra calories by making a chorus of snow angels later.
1 oz Fudge = Half hour of making snow angels
A holiday feast is not complete without stuffing, it’s like Santa without his reindeer. Just be careful to not stuff yourself on stuffing, 1 cup is about 340 calories, or you could leave a little space on that plate and only get ½ cup at about 170 calories and load up on more veggies to get full.
If your uncle still insists you put another mound on your plate, just remember to burn off those extra calories building a snowman with the kiddos for a half hour.
1 cup stuffing = 1 hour building a snowman (or a village of snow people!)
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The ever favorite of all holiday meals, and like stuffing, be weary about overdoing it with the portion size. 1 cup of this yummy holiday staple is about 280 calories. Leave a little breathing room and opt for the ½ cup at just 140 calories this year.
However, if your kiddos just can’t finish their mashed potatoes and you do end up eating all of yours AND theirs, just burn off those extra calories by shoveling all that extra snow for an hour.
1 cup of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy = 1 hour shoveling snow
Even Santa can’t resist these delicious sweet holiday treats. With their perfect shapes and soft frosting, and at 170 calories per cookie, it’s a wonder they haven’t made it on the naughty list by now.
Since Santa can’t resist them, we say eat the star shaped cookie with yellow frosting, just burn those extra calories off by doing a half hour of ice skating .
1 Sugar Cookie = Half Hour of Ice Skating.
Your turn: What are some of your favorite holiday treat fixes, and how do you burn off those extra calories during the holiday season?