Holiday treat minus the fat, calories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Post: Alicia

I have an addiction to Starbucks eggnog lattes.  They are delicious and every November I look forward to buying my first eggnog latte of the year.  I think part of the appeal is because it’s seasonal so it makes it so much more special to me.

Unfortunately this seasonal delicacy along with snacking on other holiday treats add to the fact that I eat too much junk during this time of year. And it also hurts my wallet.

For a 12 oz. (tall) nonfat eggnog latte it’s $3.75 at 350 calories and 15 grams of fat. It’s quite pricey (even when I bring in my own mug and get 10 cents off, it’s still $3.65).

Last year I did some research and discovered I could make my own at home for fraction of the cost and calories.  Trader Joe’s sells low fat eggnog for $2.69 a quart.  A half cup serving is 110 calories and only 1 gram of fat.  I found a recipe on Sweet Savory Life.  I used low fat eggnog, nonfat milk, and left out the whipped … Continue reading