13 Healthy Holiday Swaps

December 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living On Line web site, link is at the end of the post.

 

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13 Healthy Holiday Swaps
Do you have diabetes and wonder: What can I eat at holiday parties and dinners? We have great tips to make healthier choices so you can still be festive while managing your weight and blood sugar goals.

 

 

 

Best Choices for Holiday Eating
The holidays are all about get-togethers with family, friends, and colleagues — and what holiday gathering would be complete without food? But there’s no need to worry about blowing your calorie and carb budget. With these 13 simple swaps, you can enjoy the holiday season confident and guilt-free.

 

 
Chip Dip
Ready to dip those chips? Choose fresh salsa over cheese dip, and you’ll save 125 calories and 12 grams of carb per 1/2 cup.

Bonus: You’ll save 4 grams of saturated fat — plus, a colorful red and green salsa is sure to complement your holiday decor……

 
Skinny Shrimp
There’s no need to avoid appetizers while mingling. Save 113 calories and 1 gram of carb by selecting three jumbo shrimp and 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce instead of three pigs in a blanket.

Bonus: In addition to saving 4.5 grams of saturated fat by choosing the shrimp, you can also be stylish — it’s hard to look holiday chic when gobbling down something called pigs in a blanket….

 

 

*Click the link below to get all the healthy tips *

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/13-healthy-holiday-swaps?sssdmh=dm17.704979&esrc=nwdlo112613

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