Everyone loves to enjoy special foods during the holidays, but no one enjoys the increased numbers on the scale.  Check out these holiday recipe tweaks and tips to enjoy the foods you love without gaining weight!

Tweak #1:  When making a casserole made with condensed soup, get the “heart healthy,” lower calorie or lower sodium version.  It’s almost impossible to taste a difference when a dish is made with these version of soup, versus the full fat, calorie and salt versions, due to the mixture of flavors.

Tweak #2:  Use low-fat dairy instead of whole fat dairy, and limit the amount of butter added.  For example, use 1% milk instead of cream in your mashed potatoes, and hold off on the butter.  People who like butter add it anyway and most people add gravy, so they won’t even notice the butter isn’t there.  If someone wants it, they can just add it on their plate!

Tweak #3: Rather than tweaking a favo