Enjoy a healthy and delicious holiday season with these simple, diabetic-friendly swaps
October 10, 2013
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Chips ‘N’ Dip to Vegetables ‘N’ Hummus
Swap the standard crunch and dip combo for a healthier—yet still deliciously satisfying—pairing. You’ll save on saturated fat and carbohydrates, while benefitting from nutrient-filled veggies and protein-packed hummus.
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Regular Brown Gravy to Lightened Up Gravy
Instead of thickening gravy and sauce with a roux of flour and butter, use a cornstarch slurry—a mixture of equal parts cornstarch and water. You can still fill your menu with the sauces you love, while drastically cutting back on saturated fat and carbs.
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Mashed Potatoes to Mashed Cauliflower
Trade carb-loaded taters for a skinnier “starch.” Cauliflower is low in calories yet a very good source in vitamin C, which helps support overall gum health. Mash up cooked cauliflower, then top with a dollop of low-fat Greek yogurt; sprinkle with pepper and fresh herbs.
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Sugar Cookies to Gingersnaps
Cookie platters are a tempting holiday tradition. Allow yourself to indulge in moderation, but grab a gingersnap instead of a sugary cookie or buttery shortbread. These zesty treats are lower in carbs and saturated fat, with healthy spices of ground ginger and cinnamon for flavor.
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Eggnog to Red Wine Spritzer
Pass on this high-calorie, carb-filled cocktail and say “cheers” with a light, refreshing spritzer instead. Top 2 ounces of red wine over ice with sparkling club soda; garnish with fresh citrus fruit slices.
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Regular Oral Care to Crest Pro-Health
Go Pro! Take your oral care regimen from good to Pro this holiday season with Crest Pro-Health. Happy Holidays!
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