The holidays are always a great time to get together with family, share some great meals and blow your diet! Everyone cooks a little different. Some people use butter, some use margarine and others may use shorting. You may not be able to control what other people make, but you do have say over the dish you bring to parties and family functions.
Offer to make dishes that are usually high fat so that you can modify the recipe. That will help you to stick to your diet and maybe even help out family members without them knowing. Baking is one of the best opportunities to cut out some unwanted fat and calories.
Here is a chart of substitutions that you can use to cut the fat. Practice using your favorite recipe with these substitutions for your next holiday event.
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