Healthy New Year’s Celebration
December 26, 2018 4 Comments
Here comes New Year’s Eve and it is time to party! You can start your New Year’s resolutions a little early with some wise choices.
I guess I should admit right now that I will be asleep at midnight. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get your party on! Shake it, shake it, shake it. The question is what are you going to drink?
Let’s go over some drinks you should avoid:
- Egg nog
- Frozen Margaritas
- Coffee drinks with cream in them
People, these are calorie bombs and you don’t need them to enjoy yourself. Egg nog is a whopping 10 Smart Points for Weight Watchers members and I am avoiding it.
If I was going to party, I would be choosing bubbly. Champagne, sparkling wine, Prosecco or Cava has a mere 90 calories for a glass and it is SO festive. How can you go wrong with all those bubbles?
You can drink 3.5 glasses of champagne for every one cup of egg nog that you didn’t drink. Don’t drink that many though because you might fall down and hurt yourself.
If you don’t find that champagne is sweet enough for you just add a wee bit of “Creme de Cassis” or black currant flavored liqeur and you get a lovely pink color and sweet flavor. Or just drop in a sugar cube (15 calories) for a great effect.
Snack Girl advises her younger readers to refrain from drinking alcohol until they are 21 years of age.
Food? Well you can’t go wrong with carrot sticks, celery, and hummus. That is a bit dull so here are a few more suggestions:
1. Light Jalapeno Poppers
Get the recipe here: Light Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
2. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
Get the recipe here: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
3. Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe
Get the recipe here: Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe
4. Crunchy Cauliflower Recipe
Get the recipe here: Crunchy Cauliflower Recipe
5. Healthy Bean Dip
Get the recipe here: Healthy Bean Dip Recipe
How will you celebrate New Year’s? Please share.