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Holiday Food and Drink Swaps!

December 09, 2019

Holiday Food and Drink Swaps!

Hot Chocolate vs Protein Hot Chocolate

  • 1 scoop AMN whey protein
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

    Benefits over regular hot chocolate:

    • less sugar
    • meal replacement
    • stay fuller longer
    • avoid cravings
    • cure sweet tooth

    Mashed Potatoes vs Mashed Cauliflower

    • 1 head of cauliflower
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic
    • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ⅛ tsp pepper

    Steam cauliflower then combine all ingredients in a food processor.

    Benefits over regular mashed potatoes:

    • less saturated fat
    • save over 50 calories

    Sour Cream vs Greek Yogurt

    Benefits over sour cream:

    • contains probiotics which aid the gastrointestinal system
    • higher in protein
    • more overall nutritional benefits than sour cream

     

    Green Bean Casserole vs Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

    • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
    • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tbsp. honey
    • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper

    Benefits over green bean casserole:

    • lower in saturated fats
    • high in vitamin K
    • high in fiber
    • anti-inflammatory

    Cocktail Mixers vs Sparkling Seltzer

      Benefits over cocktail mixers:

      • significantly less sugar
      • less sugar=less hangover
      • can drink more without getting as full
      • overall less calories and less weight gain