Just one cup of eggnog has about 350 calories, 11g of saturated fat, and 20g of sugar. Spike it with a shot of rum, and just one drink can pack in nearly 450 calories. If you drink another glass or have food alongside your egg nog, that can easily add up to half a day’s worth of calories in minutes.
Healthier swap: apple cider
Switching to spiced cider saves you more than 200 calories per cup, and cuts out all the saturated fat. A cup of apple cider still packs in 26g of sugar, so drink it in moderation (or opt for the homemade variety with no added sugar). But at 120 calories per cup and 0g of fat, it’s still a healthier option than eggnog for holiday sipping. Have a handful of nuts or some sliced turkey alongside your cider for some protein and healthy fats that'll slow down the sugar spike. Chow down on the veggie platter, too, for extra fiber to fill you up.