How to Save Major Calories on Holiday Desserts

Here are a few simple ways to enjoy the sweet treats of the holiday season without overindulging.

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    1. Pie? Have a slice of apple lattice instead of a serving of apple crumb. Calories saved: 70


    2. And, hold the ice cream on the pie; opt for a plain piece of fruit pie instead. Calories saved: 75-100


    3. Enjoy cake — just scrap off the icing. Calories saved: at least 100


    4. Or, share your serving of chocolate cake and buttercream icing with someone special. Calories saved: 115


    5. Or, have an iced cupcake instead of a slice of frosted cake. Calories saved: 100


    6. Serve ice cream in a dish instead of a waffle cone. Calories saved: 50


    7. Top angel food cake with fruit instead of 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Calories saved: 100


    8. Trade 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream for 1/2 cup of vanilla “light” ice cream. Calories saved: 50


    9. Instead of a cup of eggnog during the holidays, have hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick. Calories saved: 100


    10. Enjoy a serving of Jell-O — but hold the whipped cream. Calories saved: 50


    11. When baking, if your recipe calls for 1 cup of sweetened applesauce, use unsweetened instead. Calories saved: 50


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