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How to Save Major Calories on Holiday Desserts

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

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

Originally Published in Reader's Digest