Slimming Tricks For Autumn Treats
09/28/2012 - 18:00 | 0 Comments|
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which means that fall is finally here! With autumn comes lots of temptation to splurge on those tasty seasonal treats. Since the average person gains around ten to fifteen pounds during the holiday season (ay-ay-ay!), making a few small changes can make all the difference.
Treat: Pumpkin Bread
There’s something almost nostalgic about the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven. While a small slice of this treat won’t kill your waistline, most slices served at parties or at home are double or triple the serving size, which can rack up the calories quick. In addition, most of these breads are loaded with fat and sugar.
Slimming Trick: A few simple changes can lower the calories content, such as- cooking with egg whites instead of eggs, substituting apple sauce for oil and using less sugar. Also, many stores offer seasonal pumpkin butter, which is delicious on top of some warm whole wheat bread, and a healthier option.