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What are ways to cut calories from holiday meals?

While tradition plays a big role in most holiday dishes, no one says you have to stick to the same recipes time after time. You can cut calories from holiday meals by making simple alterations. Add Greek yogurt to dips to keep them creamy with less fat or use applesauce or bananas to replace butter in baked goods. Keep meats lean by removing the skin and substitute broth for water to add extra flavor wherever you can. As always, try to incorporate as many fruits and vegetables into the meal as possible. Turn alcoholic beverages into spritzers by adding sparkling water or club soda and opt for reduced-calorie beers, wines and liquors when you can.

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