|Help for the Holidays - Healthy Eating 101|
|Tuesday, November 29, 2011|
The holidays are a time for socializing with friends and family – and more times than not, that socializing involves food, often lots of it! With the holiday party season fast approaching, you may wonder how to make healthy choices when so many rich – and often sweet – food choices surround you.
Here are some tips to help you get through the "food focused" holiday season with your waistline intact:
If you find that your weight isn't where you want it to be, Kennedy offers many programs aimed at helping people get – and stay – healthier. Between our numerous fitness and dance classes – everything from yoga to Latin dance -- Kennedy also has an accredited Bariatric Surgical Program for those considering weight loss surgery.
Try this slight twist on a holiday favorite, with all of the flavor but without all of the fat and calories!
Pumpkin Pie Best Light
16 pieces of ginger snap cookies
16 ounce can pumpkin
1/2 cup egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup Splenda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind ginger snaps in food processor. Lightly spray a glass pie pan with cooking spray. Pat cookie crumbs into the bottom of the pan evenly.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl and pour into the crust. Bake until knife comes out clean from center, about 45 minutes. Refrigerate and slice in 8 wedges.
Optional: serve each wedge with fat free whipped cream.
8 (1.00 serving)
Bread & Starch: 2.0
Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 60 min (15 min Prep, 45 min Cook)
By Food and Health Communications