Saturday, October 20, 2007

Holiday Pies

Self magazine talked about how to trim the calories a bit on your holiday pies. I hope this is helpful.

Cherry:486 Calories 22 Grams of fat
Cherry's melatonin aids sound sleep
Lighten It: Slash about 50 calories per slice by using a lattice-top crust

Pecan: 503 Calories 27.1 Grams Fat
Nuts contain healthy monounsaturated fat.
Lighten It: Mix in 25-percent less sugar and corn syrup to nix 50 calories per slice

Lemon Meringue: 362 Calories 16.4 grams fat
Its d-limonene may shield from cancer.
Lighten It: Replace the filling with fat free pudding mix plus the juice and zest of one lemon to cut the fat by a third

Apple: 411 Calories 19.4 Grams Fat
The quercetin that's found in apples helps fight off infection
Lighten It: Make crust with light butter (not regular) and save 9 fat grams per slice.

Coconut Cream: 259 calories 16.5 grams fat
Surprise! Coconut flakes deliver fiber.
Lighten It: Sub 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes; you'll lose about 6 grams of sugar per serving.

Pumpkin: 316 14.4 grams fat
The beta-carotene protects vision.
Lighten It: Fix with fat-free evaporated milk to shave about 2 grams per slice.

Blueberry: 360 calories 17.5 grams fat
Feast on antioxidants.
Lighten It: Prepare with fresh or frozen blueberries (not canned) and skip nearly 50 grams of sugar per serving

Chocolate Mousse: 247 Calories 14.6 grams fat
Flavonoids in cocoa keep skin youthful.
Lighten It: Use skim milk and light cream to ditch half the fat.

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