Nix the nog

Your tree is trimmed, your stockings are hung and you’re yearning for some spiked eggnog. But with all those holiday goodies awaiting you, why waste your calories on nog? According to Calorie Count, just 1 cup of eggnog has nearly 350 calories and 19 grams of fat.* And who really has just 1 cup?

Hungry Girl has come up with a couple of substitutions that should keep you as jolly as St. Nick without all that jiggling.

No-Nonsense Nog
150 calories, 2 grams of fat

Combine all ingredients in a blender:
4 1/2 cups light vanilla soymilk
1 small (4-serving) package sugar-free fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
6 packets of Splenda
5 oz. rum
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
Top with Fat Free Reddi-wip and cinnamon

Refrigerate in a covered container for at least a few hours to allow nog to thicken.


Almond Joy Hot Cocoa
124 calories, 0 grams of fat

1 1/2 oz. (3 tbsp.) coconut rum
Diet Hot Cocoa
1 drop almond extract
Top with Fat Free Reddi-wip


Winter Wonderland Peppermintini
125 calories, 1.5 grams of fat

1 1/2 oz. (3 tbsp.) 80-proof vodka
2 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
1 packet of Splenda
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
Optional Garnish: 1 small candy cane

Dissolve powdered creamer and sweetener in 1/4 cup warm water. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add creamer mixture, vodka, and peppermint extract. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane.


What’s your holiday drink of choice? How do you lighten it up?

As a side note, I’m working on a Gift Guide for you guys. Do you have any suggestions? What’s on your holiday wish list?

*And that’s not even mentioning the spiked part.

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