GREAT NECK, N.Y. — Want to eat lighter this holiday season? A toll-free number will be staffed by nutritionists throughout December to offer tips on making favorite recipes healthier.
Sponsored by the Cumberland Packing Corp., a maker of leading sugar, butter and salt substitutes, the hot line will suggest ways of reducing calories and increasing fiber in favorite holiday foods without sacrificing taste.
According to spokesperson Gail Becker, most traditional recipes "are loaded with butter, cream, other fats and sugar. . . . Today's more health-conscious consumer has come to prefer lighter, more nutritious fare.
"Most recipes can be easily adapted with excellent results," she says. For example, eggnog can be made with low-fat milk and vanilla yogurt instead of cream, and artificial sweeteners instead of sugar.
The hot-line number is (800) 231-1123. In New York, call (800) 336-0363.