(Family Features) - As the holidays approach, so do an abundance of tempting and fat-laden treats and sweets. From open houses and formal dinners to office parties and cookie exchanges, it's easy to overdo it with so much delicious food. And while it all tastes good, it's not always that good for us. But, by making some simple ingredient switches, there's still hope for healthy holiday eating.
"You can enjoy yourself during the holiday season without leaving your diet out in the cold," says Bob Greene, an exercise physiologist, personal trainer to Oprah Winfrey and author of "The Best Life Diet." "With a few smart ingredient choices, you can transform your menu to feature delicious and healthy dishes that will leave guests satisfied. There are so many ways to lighten up favorite recipes!"
For salads and vegetable dishes, Greene recommends going heavy on fresh herbs and infused vinegars, and lighter on the oil, butter and cream. "In baked dishes," says Greene, "try Better'n Eggs egg substitutes and AllWhites liquid egg whites in place of shell eggs to cut calories and fat." Made from real eggs and available in a convenient easy-to-pour package, Better'n Eggs and AllWhites are a fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie alternative to whole eggs.
For a delicious, bite-sized dessert, whip up some Triple Berry Custard Cups. Each individual flaky pie crust holds mixed berries suspended in a decadent, silky custard, which results in a dessert that offers a tantalizing combination of textures and flavors. With only five grams of fat and 101 calories per serving, you can indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt.
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