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Low Calorie Christmas: 8 Food Swaps That Offer Festive Fun Without Flab

Low-Calorie Christmas Food Swaps

Experts say women should guzzle no more than 2, 000 calories in a day and men 2, 500 to stay healthy and fit.

On Christmas Day or New Year, average person gulps up to 7, 000 calories. Without upsetting your taste buds, you can trim your festive calories easily.

Swap #1: SCRAMBLED EGGS

Commonly Used: Single Cream and Smoked Salmon (27.8g fat; 465 calories)

Swap For: Single Cream with Skimmed Milk and Smoked Salmon (21g fat; 376 calories)

Total Saving: 6.8g fat, 89 calories.

Swap #2: WINE with CHAMPAGNE

Commonly Used: Medium-Sized Glass Mulled Wine (0g fat; 245 calories)

Swap For: A glass of champagne (0g fat; 114 calories)

Total Saving: 131 calories

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Swap #3: TURKEY

Commonly Used: 4 Slices Roasted, Self-Basted Turkey (10g of fat; 250 calories)

Swap For: 4 slices of roasted, organic or free – range turkey (4g fat; 149 calories). Serve it without the skin.

Total Saving: 6g fat, 101 calories

Swap #4: CHOCOLATE NUTS with ALMONDS

Commonly Used: Chocolate Brazil Nuts – Handful (19g fat; 269 calories)

Swap For: Unsalted Almonds – Handful (4.6g fat; 122 calories)

Total Saving: 14.4g fat, 147 calories

Swap #5: POTATOES

Commonly Used: 4 Roast Potatoes (12g fat; 381 calories)

Swap For: 4 Boiled Potatoes with Knob of Butter (2 g fat; 250 calories)

Saving: 10g fat, 131 calories

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Swap #6: VOL AU VENTS with FILO TARTLETS

Commonly Used: 2 Mini Vol Au Vents (7.5g fat; 105 calories)

Swap For: 2 Mini Filo Tartlets (4.5g fat, 60 calories)

Total Saving: 3g fat, 45 calories

Swap #7: PRAWN COCKTAIL with MELON

Commonly Used: Small Saucer of Prawn Cocktail with 2tbsp Seafood Sauce (25g fat; 300 calories)

Swap For: Large Slice of Melon (0 fat; 50 calories)

Total Saving: 25g fat, 250 calories

Swap #8: COCKTAIL SAUSAGES ON STICKS with CHICKEN SATAY STICKS

Commonly Used: 2 Cocktail Sausages on Sticks (10g fat; 133 calories)

Swap For: 2 Small Chicken Satay Sticks with a Slight Sprinkle Peanut Sauce (3.4g fat; 50 calories)

Total Saving: 6.6g fat; 83 calories

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