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Eat This, Not That: Holiday Edition

Posted Dec 20 2012 - 12:00am

The holidays are here and all our favorite seasonal treats have arrived with them. Starbucks holiday drinks, christmas cookies, gingerbread houses, egg nog, candy canes, etc. Along with the joy these things bring, they also bring the calories; but not to worry, here are a few simple changes you can make to enjoy your holidays the healthy way.

 

Eat This: Starbucks Grande Skinny Peppermint Mocha

Calories 130; Fat 1.5 g; Sugars 13g

Not That: Starbucks Grande Peppermint Mocha

Calories 440; Fat 19g ; Sugars 54g

 

Eat This: 4 Ginger Snaps

Calories 120 ; Fat 4.5g ; Sugars 11g

Not That: 1 Iced Sugar Cookie

Calories 120; Fat 7g; Sugars 8g

 

Eat This: 9 Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Kisses

Calories 190; Fat 12g; Sugars 21g

Not That: 6 Hershey’s BLISS Milk Chocolates

Calories 210; Fat 14g; Sugars 22g

 

Eat This: Candy Cane Tootsie Pops

Calories 60; Fat 0g; Sugars 11g

 

Not That: 1 serving of Peppermint Bark

Calories: 140; Fat 8g; Sugars 18g

 

Eat This: Starbucks Grande Skinny Hot Chocolate

Calories 240; Fat 2.5g; Sugars 41g

 

Not That: Grande Hot Chocolate

Calories 410;  Fat 12g; Sugars 43g

 

But as always, if you want the full fat peppermint mocha or the sugar cookies with actual sugar in them, just go for it! Enjoy the holidays, you can always make the healthy choice later, that’s what New Years resolutions are for!

 

Sources:

http://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/peppermint-mocha

http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-ginger-snaps-cookies-i82419

http://www.sparkpeople.com/calories-in.asp?food=iced+sugar+cookie

http://www.hersheys.com/kisses...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/305451-calories-in-peppermint-bark/

http://caloriecount.about.com/...

 

Photo Sources:

http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Desserts/Gingersnap-Cookies.aspx

http://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/peppermint-mocha

http://www.hersheys.com/kisses...

http://www.candywarehouse.com/...

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