This holiday season are you worried about over doing it with the desserts? It is hard to resist the sweet temptations but in order to stay healthy, you must have will power. Every year millions make the New Years goal to lose weight. Although that is a great goal, you aren’t really losing weight at first. You are losing the ‘holiday weight’ instead of the extra weight you really need to lose. Healthy holiday treats are too uncommon, you just have to be willing to look for them. Healthy holiday treats are actually pretty popular, especially with those looking to lose weight and stay fit.
A simple solution is to find or bring your own healthy holiday treats/desserts. This is the safest way to know for sure what exactly you are eating. How do you do this without being rude to the host? Suggest bringing a healthy holiday treat as an addition to their not so healthy desserts. Suggest that having more desserts are better just in case you run out. This way you know you are eating low fat and staying healthy.
Another trick to remember is to cut a normal slice of either your healthy holiday treat or an unhealthy holiday dessert in 3rds. This is a great way to trick your brain. If you want more dessert you don’t need to feel guilty. You can even go up for 2 second helpings of either the healthy holiday treat or not so healthy holiday treat. Your brain is thinking you are eating multiple servings when in actuality you are only having one serving. This will quench your craving while keeping your diet on track. The following is a list of suggestions you could bring or make as a healthy dessert alternative.
This delicious dessert is so low in calories you won’t believe it! There are only 48 calories per meringue, 2.1 g of fat, 1.3 g sat fat, 7.6 carbs, and 34 mg of sodium. You can find the recipe at: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-dipped-almond-meringues-10000001672997/
Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Cranberry Upside Down Cake. There is only 252 calories and 10.6 grams of fat in this dessert. Your friends and family will go crazy over this delicious dessert.
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
3. Pumpkin pie pudding is a great alternative to the actual pie and at fewer calories. Traditional pumpkin pie contains 320 calories and 17 grams of fat. The pudding contains 288 calories and 14 grams of fat. May not seem like much difference but it adds up quickly. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-pie-pudding-50400000107539/
Tempting red velvet cupcakes
Red Velvet cupcakes. Yes that is right, red velvet cupcakes. At only 201 calories, 8.4 g fat, 4.9 saturated fat and 186 mg sodium, this sure beats other desserts. For the recipe go to: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/red-velvet-cupcakes-50400000117865/
Spicy Chocolate Caramel Brownies
Brownies are a different kind of treat at only 179 calories per brownie. If you aren’t a spicy person, you can always take out the pepper. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-caramel-brownies-50400000116804/