Smart Holiday Swaps
Enjoy a healthy and delicious holiday season with these simple, diabetic-friendly swaps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!