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Holiday food is often higher in calories and may contain more fat and cholesterol than the foods we normally eat. When making your favorite holiday fare, try lowering the fat and cholesterol with these substitutions.
Beef stroganoff is a staple comfort food; with a sodium and fat content that can sneak up on you, says MultiCare Wellness Dietitian Chelsey Lindahl. This recipe uses low-sodium and low-fat products to keep sodium levels within healthy ranges - without compromising flavor. To cut fat intake even further, rinse ground beef after browning (but before adding spices, broth, etc). This quickly rinses away excess fat and calories.
This chicken enchilada recipe provides a well-balanced meal rich in protein and fiber, while remaining low in fat. Feel free to get creative and add additional vegetables such as tomatoes, bell pepper or onions to the chicken mixture as well. This is a great recipe to have fun with and make it your own, says says MultiCare Wellness Dietitian Chelsey Lindahl.
Conventional store-bought muffins have an average of 600 calories and 25 grams of fat. This recipe provides a delicious fall muffin with one-third of the calories and 75 percent less fat.