Low-Calorie Holiday Drinks continued...
Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
1/2 cup pasteurized egg substitute
1 tsp vanilla
1 packet artificial sweetener
1/4 cup brandy or rum (optional)
Nutmeg (for garnish)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker or blender, or whisk to blend. Serve cold or over ice and garnish with nutmeg.
This colorful holiday cocktail is the perfect way to make merry without packing on the pounds. Start with just a splash of wine in lieu of a whole glass and add a dash of healthy pomegranate or cranberry juice, both of which are nutrient-heavy and calorie-light. Finally, throw in a touch of soda or sparkling water for a little pop.
Makes 1 serving
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup pomegranate or
1/4 cup club soda or
Garnish with lime wedge
A picture-perfect addition to any holiday spread, this crabmeat pomegranate dip is low in calories compared with the typical veggie dip. Light mayo is the only ingredient that adds a few fat calories; otherwise this holiday appetizer is protein-packed and full of flavor.
Makes 16 appetizer servings
8 oz lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed
4 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tbsp finely chopped green scallion tops or chives
1 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
Assorted crudités (red pepper strips, cucumber slices, and carrot sticks)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Mix crabmeat with mayonnaise, scallions, and lime juice. Mound crabmeat mixture in the center of a platter and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Arrange colorful vegetables around the plate.
Per serving: 26 calories, 3 g protein, 0.4 g carbohydrate, 1.4 g fat, 0.2 g