Trowing a holiday rager? These lower-calorie takes on traditional appetizers taste just like the real thing, so you can fool your guests yet save that six-pack.
It’s the season of excess: sugar, cocktails, decadent dips, gut-busting mains and fettening nogs, all guaranteed to pack on the poinds. But what if there was a way to serve your favorite holiday fare without completely blowing up your macors? You’d be one merry SOB. Well, merry this: We’ve taken three popular party recipes and healthified them just enought tu turn them into more nutritious-but just as delicious-cheat treats. OK, they may bend your diet a bit, but they won’t break it.
– GREEK SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP
SKINNY DIP – Lighten up a spinach-artichoke spread with greek yogurt and pita chips.
NO BONE TO PICK – Buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which are more convenient and lower in calories.
POWER PRODUCE – Cabbage has cancer-fighting antioxidants and pack a real feel-fuller-longer fiber punch.
LIKE IT HOT – Regularly chowing down on spicy foods can add years to your life, research shows.
GET FIRED UP – Capsaicin, found in jalapenos, can boost your metabolism and make your feel full.