Egg nog is ubiquitous during the holidays as a fireside favorite, but with its cream, eggs, sugar and liquor, it’s no surprise that one cup of the frothy beverage tallies 600 calories. “Everyone likes to enjoy themselves at the annual holiday party. This year, make healthier choices so you can indulge more,” says Shapiro.
Instead of one cup of egg nog, you could drink three classes of champagne, or three glasses of red wine or three glasses of sparkling fruit punch made with champagne, diet ginger ale and fruit.
But if it’s eggnog you crave, Shapiro suggests slimming down the seasonal beverage by starting with plain or vanilla flavored soy or coconut milk and adding a low calorie sweetener of your choice, along with rum, brandy, or other spirit, vanilla extract and a grating of nutmeg.
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