Grab a healthier bite

Eating healthy during the holiday season is always difficult. Who wants to eat nutritious food when there are cookies, cakes and pies all around? Well here are some things to think about before grabbing that extra cookie.

Eating healthy during the holiday season is always difficult. Who wants to eat nutritious food when there are cookies, cakes and pies all around? Well here are some things to think about before grabbing that extra cookie.

The average homemade chocolate chip cookie has 78 calories.
You would have to run for about 15 minutes to burn off just one cookie. Instead of a cookie, try having a cup of strawberries. It’s only 53 calories, and it still tastes sweet.

The average piece of pumpkin pie has 323 calories.
You would have to run for about an hour to burn off one piece of pie. Instead of pie, opt for a waffle (82 calories) topped with a tablespoon of peanut butter (94 calories).

The average serving of sweet potato casserole has about 196 calories.
You would have to run for about 38 minutes to burn off one serving of sweet potato casserole. Instead of sweet potato casserole, try a cup of oatmeal. It’s savory and only has 158 calories.

So before you think about raiding the fridge for some sweets or a snack, think again. Try something on the healthier side.