Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. A new year brings new commitments, new resolutions… and crazy promises. Instead of setting incredibly strict standards, why not make relatively small changes that could ultimately improve your life? Diet crazes are at a high during this time of year. Make sure you don’t starve yourself to burn off all of that holiday fat. Try to make simple healthy switches from high caloric foods. Here are some “Eat This, Not That” tips that seem reasonable enough to start off the New Year with, along with keeping your sanity intact.
WORST Holiday Party Snack: Spinach and Artichoke Dip
285 Calories / 17 g fat (11 g saturated) / 1 Serving
EAT THIS Instead: Melon Balls Wrapped in Prosciutto
100 Calories / 7 g fat (2 g saturated) / 1 Serving
This is prime party snack is designed to deceive us all. Aside from the spinach and artichokes, the ingredient list calls for some of the worst offenders of all: mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese and all other kind of cheeses. Try and limit yourself to a couple of chips and eat this Classic Italian dish instead.
WORST Holiday Side: Baked Potato with Butter and Sour Cream
400 Calories / 14 g fat (6 g saturated) / 1 Serving
EAT THIS Instead: Roasted Red Potatoes
100 Calories / 5 g fat (1 g saturated) / 1 Serving
The difference here is the toppings. The butter and sour cream will do it, but add some bacon and cheese to the mix and you got yourself an extra 150 calories. Try going for more colorful produce such as red or sweet potatoes. Both contain more vitamins and minerals that could aid in your holiday digestion.
What are some changes you want to see in 2013? Healthy switches can lead to a healthier life. For more “Eat This, Not That” tips, check out their full holiday list here. We always love to hear your comments and opinions. Keep us updated by following and tweeting us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, sending us an e-mail, and commenting at the bottom of the page. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive content and check out our Recipe Page. We hope to hear from you soon!
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