By: Jeremy Will, RD/LD
Registered Dietitian

Surprise surprise…Christmas and New Year’s is right around the corner, and here comes your dietitian trying to ruin it like always. “Don’t arrive hungry to a holiday party.” “Deny leftovers from hosts.” Blah blah blah.

Hopefully, this tip is a little more fun since it involves alcohol! Booze is the quintessential “empty calorie.” It adds calories to your diet but nothing else (except maybe a nice buzz). You have your usual low-calorie suspects like vodka soda or a whiskey diet. If these are your go-to cocktails, stick with them. If you’re looking for something a little fancier, here are some recipes to help you forget all about my healthy eating rules (even though you shouldn’t!).

Hot Cranberry Mule
(can also make chilled)

Soothing Sangria

The Resolution
(#18 on the list)