Monday, November 21, 2011

6 Days 'til Thanksgiving - Holiday healthy tip #5

Holiday Recipe Tips
>Spray pans with non-stick cooking spray instead of greasing pans with
butter or shortening
>When baking replace half of the oil with applesauce to reduce the fat
>Prepare recipes with low-fat cheeses
>Instead of heavy cream, use evaporated skim milk
>Replace sour cream with equal amounts of fat-free plain yogurt
>Instead of traditional pie crusts, try using finely crushed cinnamon graham crackers
>Make angel food cake and decorate it with lite cool whip and fresh fruit for a fat-free dessert

What's a traditional Thanksgiving meal without the turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, and pie. A traditional Thanksgiving meal can have more than 2000 calories and 100 grams of fat! Here are some simple tips on how you can make your meal healthy without sacrificing the taste.
Turkey Tips:
• Instead of coating the bird in vegetable oil
or butter, spray it lightly with cooking spray.
• To keep your turkey moist without all the
fat, cook it in a browning bag.
Stuffing Secrets:
• When it comes to the stuffing or dressing,
replace real butter or margarine with butter
flavored granules. Just mix them with warm
water and you have the flavor of butter
without the fat.
• Fill your stuffing with low calorie things like
onions, celery, and poultry seasoning.

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