7 Healthy Holiday Food Swaps

These simple tips will help you have your cake and beat it too this holiday season!

7 Healthy Holiday Food Swaps

Avoid holiday weight gain this season with a few simple food swaps! Whether you're throwing a party or simply trying to make the healthiest choice at dinner, these simple tips will help you have your cake and beat it too!


Hummus Instead of Creamy Dips

The vegetable platter at the holiday party can be a surprising source of calories and fat. Vegetables are a great choice but when you eat them with fatty dips like creamy spinach or ranch dressing you might be doing more harm than good. When you fill your plate with crudité, you can cut way down on the extra calories by allowing yourself one small dollop of your favorite dip or you can opt for more of a lower-fat option like hummus. Hummus is more than just tasty – it's packed with filling fiber that can help keep you full through the party.

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