Smart Swaps for Parties
Pass Up: Martini
Reach For: Champagne or white wine spritzer (half wine, half seltzer)
Calories Saved: 180
A large martini can contain 3 shots of alcohol and about 300 calories.
Pass Up: 4 Swedish meatballs
Reach For: 2 large chicken satays
Calories Saved: 73
While the protein in both of these dishes will help fill you up, Swedish meatballs are typically coated in a high-calorie, sugary sauce.
Pass Up: 1 shortbread cookie
Reach For: 4 meringue cookies
Calories Saved: 240
With fewer than 50 calories per piece, meringues will still satisfy your sweet tooth.