By the time the holiday's roll around, I already feel like a stuffed turkey. Inevitably, everything that comes in contact with my dinner table is loaded with calories. So, this year, I'm trying to cut back in a few easy ways that are bound to shave some calories off of my total intake. Think of it as a jump start to my New Year's resolution, which is always to drop a few pounds and start eating more healthfully.
Moms, what else would you add to my list of calorie savings ideas below?
Swap butter for margarine or in some cases low sodium chicken or vegetable stock. This idea works for mashed potatoes, stuffing and more.
Steam your veggies and drizzle with olive oil instead of heavy sauces.
Swap out cream for low fat milk in your recipes, whether you're making sweet potato casserole or chocolate pudding pie.
Instead of butter, just add more flavor. Zest up a roasted potato and root vegetable dish with rosemary and other fragrant herbs.