Unless you’re a hyperactive nine-year-old fueled by Pixie Sticks and Hostess Cupcakes without an ounce of concern for weight-gain because concern is the ONLY ounce you’re going to gain this holiday season, then you’re like the rest of us trying to get through the next six weeks without looking like Jabba the Hutt’s stunt double.
What this means is finding a healthy balance between satisfying your God-given right to partake in all of those delicious holiday treats while, at the same time, adhering to the God-given Commandment to avoid gluttony.
Yes, the Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways. Take fruitcake for example…
No, seriously. Please take mine.
That’s because over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing quick and easy holiday recipe tips that are both low-calorie and delicious! And not just because “quick and easy” is my pet name.
Today, I am going to show you how to make a cup of hot chocolate that you can drink as an alternative to buttered rum or egg nog, which are not only high in calories but also lead to drunken fights about that time you — again, after too many buttered rums — made a snow angel in the front yard wearing nothing but a Santa hat.
So avoid the awkwardness — and calories — with this hot and delicious alternative! (A pet name I’ve never had, by the way.)
Step one: Grab your favorite holiday mug!
Step 2: After filling your holiday mug with water and heating it in the microwave until you hear the ceramic crack, add a packet of Swiss Miss low-calorie hot chocolate. Only 60 calories!
Step three: Add one packet of chocolate mix, depending on the size of your
Step 4: Stir liberally (or conservatively, depending on where you stand on the issue) to distribute the ingredients evenly!
Step 5: Take your first sip!
Step 6: WHAT THE @#$%!
Step 6.5: Add Hersey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup while no one is looking
Step 7: Enjoy your beverage, and the satisfaction of knowing everyone is jealous of your amazing “willpower.”
Ok, fine. So this wasn’t exactly as low-calorie as I’d planned. But at least you won’t have to worry about ending up in the yard making snow angels again.
Next tip: How to eat holiday fudge without the guilt (or any memory of it)
(Have a low-calorie holiday recipe you’d like me to improve or otherwise ruin? Leave it in the comments box or contact me through one of my links. Except the sausage link. I’m not sharing that…)
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