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Healthier versions of your favourite holiday recipes

Is it possible to’gasp’lose weight over the holidays? Try Paul Finkelstein’s healthier versions of holiday staples

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Lower-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Lower-Fat Pumpkin Pie

This healthier version uses canned pumpkin purée rather than standard pie filling, and fat-free condensed milk rather than heavy cream. Each serving (one slice) has 265 calories and 13 grams of fat (3 g saturated fat).

Swap & Drop: Compare this recipe to classic pumpkin pie, which traditionally is made with more fat and sugar; it typically has 450 calories and 25 grams of fat per serving.

Get the recipe: Lower-Fat Pumpkin Pie

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Healthier Potato Panache

Potato Panache

This is a colourful and zesty way to serve potatoes at holiday dinners (and offers more vegetable variety than traditional scalloped potatoes). If you add the potatoes warm to the sautéed vegetables, they’ll absorb the flavours and improve the finished dish. Each serving has 131 calories and 6 grams of fat (1 g saturated fat).

Swap & Drop: Compare this potato dish to traditional scalloped potatoes with butter and cheese, which typically have 400 to 500 calories and close to 20 grams of fat per serving.

Get the recipe: Potato Panache

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Healthy Broccoli, Cranberry & Almond Salad

Broccoli, Cranberry and Almond Salad

Usually this dish would contain mayo but this one uses low-fat yogurt instead. Even the kids will love this salad’s sweet taste!

Swap & Drop: Compare this recipe to traditional broccoli salad with bacon and mayo, which typically has up to 400 calories and a whopping 30 grams of fat per serving.

Get the recipe: Broccoli, Cranberry and Almond Salad

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