Leave the Hibernating to the Bears!

With temperatures dipping below zero in early December, it’s hard to even think about leaving your house unnecessarily!  But, leave the hibernating to the bears – this time of year, let holiday cheer keep you warm as you go out and about in our great communities. Get your craft on Did you recently pull out […]

It’s All in the Preparation!

·         Instead of using only white flour, use half white and half whole-wheat flour.  This is especially delicious in baking the classic chocolate chip cookie. 
·         While baking, the American Heart Association suggests cinnamon-flavored, no-sugar-added applesauce in place of the butter or oil ingredient
·         Dried fruits, like cranberries or cherries, are a tasty alternative to chocolate chips or candies. 
·         Consider substituting low-fat or skim milk instead of whole or heavy cream.  Using skim instead of whole milk will save you 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per cup.
·         Experiment with adding a little less sugar and intensify the sweetness by adding vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon.  Even reducing the sugar by ¼ cup can eliminate almost 200 calories and 50 grams of carbohydrates.
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Each December, I face a choice: to enjoy various mouth-watering treats in all of their sugary glories or to choose a more sensible, healthier option that will help me look and feel better.  Why can I not have both holiday enjoyment and sensibility without becoming a two pound holiday weight gain statistic?  As it turns […]