From Naughty to Nice: How to Lighten Up Your Favorite Holiday Recipes
Season’s Eatings: How to Transform Your Favorite Holiday Foods
Season’s Eatings: How to Transform Your Favorite Holiday Foods

By Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN

From the first handful of Halloween candy to the last sip of New Year's champagne, no one wants to feel restricted when it comes to winter holiday eating. But even fewer people want to feel restricted in their jeans come January. Good news: For each holiday indulgence, there's a simple swap or tweak that will help you eat festively without having to abandon your health goals. Read on for a sampling of your favorite holiday specialties, and how to make them just a bit lighter and more nutritious.

 

Rachel Meltzer Warren is a New York City–based nutrition writer, educator and counselor.

Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Thinkstock
Reviewed by Elaine Brown, MD on November 18, 2013
BlankSources
Popular Resources
image description
Refill Prescriptions
Refill a prescription from your history. We'll have it ready or shipped FREE.
image description
Prescription History
Use for your records and available reimbursements.
image description
Drug Information
Find medication info, possible side effects and generic equivalents.
image description
Pharmacy Chat
Get answers from a member of our expert pharmacy team live, 24/7.
image description
Stay Well Blog
Get the latest info on topics from antibiotic resistance to zinc oxide.
Recent Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
weight loss 1 hour by cutebuni Hi I'm 22, 5'7, 118lbs. My goal is to get down to 105 lbs....
Avatar_n_tn
Fitness? Calories? 12 hours by Lilliee Hi so I'm 14, 5"7 and my weight is 112 pounds or 8 stone. I ...
Avatar_f_tn
Teenage diet Oct 28, 2014 by Teenage_girl I'm 14 years old and I skinny but I eat a lot of fat food an...
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Ask an Expert
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Track exercise activity
Start Tracking Now
Expert Blog
3245281_tn?1347043582
Is Your Zip Code Hampering Your Health? Aug 12, 2014 by Natalie Gingerich MackenzieBlank
1503155_tn?1347316459
The Power of Probiotics Aug 08, 2014 by Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDBlank
1503155_tn?1347316459
Nutritionists Are People Too Jun 11, 2014 by Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDBlank
1503155_tn?1347316459
What’s a Low FODMAP Diet? May 28, 2014 by Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDBlank
3245281_tn?1347043582
The Heart Healthiest Thing You Can Do May 21, 2014 by Natalie Gingerich MackenzieBlank

The contents of this website ("Site") such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Walgreens does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by the Site or other users to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The opinions expressed on this Site in user-generated Content areas including but not limited to: Expert Blog; Communities; and Ask an Expert Forum are solely those of the relevant user, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Walgreens does not review user-generated Content for accuracy, and user-generated Content does not represent the opinion of Walgreens. User-generated Content may contain information about treatments or uses of drugs or products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.