Fit4Allkids

Many families might think it's hard to eat nutritious, heart-healthy foods during the holidays, but that doesn't have to be the case.

There are plenty of ways for kids and the rest of the family to enjoy their favorite holiday foods, by simply implementing a heart-healthy food makeover.

Take a look at some of the traditional holiday foods below and see how you can transform your favorite dish into a heart-healthy alternative.

Better Holiday

Not So Much

Breakfast Calories Breakfast Calories
1 slice wheat toast 80 2 slices wheat toast 160
1 poached egg 70 1 tbsp jam 55
1 fresh orange 60 1 tbsp butter 100
2 cups coffee with 1 cup nonfat milk 80 1 cup orange juice 110
    2 eggs, scrambled in butter 220
    Coffee with 1 tbsp cream 35
Total 290 Total 680
       
Appetizers Calories Appetizers Calories
1 cup fresh vegetables 80 10 potato chips 150
1/4 cup herb yogurt dip 100 2 tbsp ranch dip 140
1 cup punch 150 1 cup non-alcoholic eggnog 320
Total 330 Total 610
       
Dinner Calories Dinner Calories
6 oz. turkey breast 265 6 oz dark turkey, no skin 315
1/4 cup low-fat gravy 45 1/4 cup gravy 80
1/2 cup squash 50 1 cup stuffing 500
1/2 cup green beans 55 2 candied yams 145
1 dinner roll 60 1/2 cup green beans 55
1 tbsp butter 100 1 tbsp butter 100
1 piece pumpkin pie 260 2 dinner rolls 120
2 tbsp lite whipped topping 50 1 piece cheesecake 420
Total 885 Total 1735
       
Grand Total 1505 Grand Total 3025
       
Leftover Turkey Sandwich Calories Leftover Turkey Sandwich Calories
2 slices wheat bread 160 2 slices wheat bread 160
2 oz turkey 100 4 oz dark turkey 180
1 tbsp mustard 8 1 tbsp mayo 100
Lettuce/tomato/onion 25 Lettuce/tomato/onion 25
1 cup nonfat milk 80 1 cup 2% milk 120
Snack Total 373 Snack Total 585


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