Healthy Holiday Swaps

You don’t have to skip your holiday meal to stick with a healthy diet with these calorie reducing food swaps
Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Katie Cavuto, a registered dietitian and chef, shows you a few healthy and delicious appetizers for your next holiday gathering.

Healthy Holiday Swaps


You can still enjoy your favorite holiday dishes while eating healthy with simple food swaps.

It’s the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego your healthy lifestyle. Sure, we’re in the spirit to indulge, but by making just a few quick ingredient swaps to your favorite recipes, you can significantly cut calories, fat, sugar, or sodium without ever tasting the difference. Now that’s something to celebrate!

Click here for the Yogurt for Sour Cream and 7 Other Healthy Food Swaps slideshow.

If you aren’t sure where to start, we have compiled a list of simple changes to apply to your favorite holiday dishes that will make healthy eating choices simple this holiday season. Use whole grains, lighter entrées, and low-fat foods to dramatically reduce the calorie count of your holiday meal.

You don’t have to miss out on anything from your favorite holiday yams to stuffing with sausage. Once a year, sweet treats, such as fruitcake, can even remain on the menu as long as you opt for a lighter version. Less sugar, fat, and sodium in your diet this holiday season will make for a healthier new year.

For more information about healthy holiday swaps, check out the infographic below provided by My Fitness Pal.

Holiday Food Swaps


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The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor, Emily Jacobs.