December 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
If you’re like me, the holiday has creeped into your cupboards in the form of chocolates, holiday cookies and Starbucks flavored mochas. Worried that your waist-line might suffer the consequences? Worry no more! Here are a few low calorie holiday sweets that will please your palette.
Don Francisco’s Chocolate Mint Medium Roast Coffee Grounds
I swooped this coffee bag up from the local Pavilions Supermarket in Hollywood yesterday and brewed it this morning. The scent of chocolate mint lingers and it tastes delicious with a splash of Silk’s Light Soy Milk and a pinch of Splenda. All that goodness rounds up to less than 20 calories! It retails for around five bucks at Safeway’s family of supermarkets.
Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie
Sounds too good to be true, right? My sister made this low fat pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, and it was a hit. It contains only about 80 calories per slice and tastes exactly like its original sugar packed counterpart, which contains on average a crazy 240 calories per slice. I highly recommend this recipe. You’ll love it.
Orbit’s Maui Melon Mint Gum
Gum??? I know – you might think this treat is measly, but chewing on a stick of gum will suppress your appetite. If you’re anything like me, you’ll need to refrain from grabbing a second or third, or fourth cookie this holiday season. Studies show that chewing gum makes your brain think that it’s actually eating.
Nothing says Christmas like a candy cane. Did you know that the average size candy cane is only 60 calories? It’s an excellent solution for your sweet tooth and takes some time to eat. Savor it slowly.
Cinnamon Streusel 20 oz. Scented Candle at Target
Maybe you’re not the best baker, but want that holiday baked goods aroma in your home. You have to try this candle. It’s available only at Target stores in a pretty ceramic jar. It retails for about ten bucks and lasts 80 hours. The best part is, it contains ZERO calories.