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Week: 605.2

Guest: Don Mauer, Author, Lean and Lovin’ It !, Chapters Publishing Carey, North Carolina

Topic: Controlling the holiday waistline

Host/Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Making a low fat egg nog...coming up...

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NEMA: The one drink everyone associates with the holidays is...? Egg nog, of course. But for those of us battling to stay lean, even through the holidays...egg nog can be another holiday source of high calories and fat. Don Mauer, author of Lean and Lovin’ It , has tips on making a great, low or non-fat liquid treat...

MAUER: Normally, an egg nog uses raw eggs, which everybody is concerned about these days in terms of bacteria and so on. So, Egg Beaters and other fat free egg substitutes are already pasteurized, so you don’t have to worry about using without cooking it. And it’s going to cut a substantial amount of saturated fat and cholesterol out of your egg nog. And then, you can use...instead of whipping cream, you can use a couple of different things: evaporated skim milk in part for that...you could even use it 50/50, and that would cut the fat content of whipping cream in half...but still would have a rich texture to it, because the evaporated milk has a lot of the water taken out of it.

NEMA: Don says there’s even a fat free half & half out there that could work well...and don’t forget the fresh ground nutmeg and maybe a taste of brandy. I’m Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.


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