This or That

Hey gang.

The holidays are around the corner, and with that comes sweets, fatty foods, and binges. I am no stranger to succumbing to these activities. Last year I enjoyed. The previous year I was strict. Seriously, my Thanksgiving choices 2 years ago were laughable, I’m suprised anyone continued to read me after that. It barely qualified as a Thanksgiving dinner. My splurge was one biscuit… watch out now 😉

While it is perfectly fine to enjoy the holidays, this year I want to make smarter choices and not grab whatever is in front of me these next 2 months. Temptation is a cruel emotion.

There are some foods out there that are REALLY bad for you around the holidays, but there are also foods you can substitute and enjoy in moderation without the guilt. So I thought I’d put together a little this or that…

Disclaimer: I’m not saying these are 100% clean or the healthiest food out there. Obviously it’s just making a slightly better choice here!


THIS- Creme Brulee Latte- grande: 470 cals, 17 g fat, 69 carbs (52 g sugar!), 11 g protein

THAT- Skinny Peppermint Mocha-grande: 130 calories, 1.5 g fat, 17 g carbs (13 g sugar), 13 g protein.

Egg nog

THIS- regular eggnog: 223 calories, 13 g of fat for 1 cup!

THAT- Coconut Milk Eggnog: 180 calories, 6 g of fat for 1 cup

Sweet Potato casserole

THIS- candied yams version: 610 calories, 9 g of fat per serving

THAT- my maple mash casserole  173 calories and 4.4 g of fat for 1.25 cups!

Main Course

THIS- Holiday Ham- 151 calories and 8g of fat for 3 ounces.

THAT- Turkey Breast- 88 calories, 1.1 g of fat for 3 oz


THIS- sugar cookies. My absolute favorite- 113 calories, 5 g fat

THAT- My sugar cookies featured in my e-book! 57 calories and 2.75 g fat


Sticky Buns 

THIS- full fat version- Usually around 560+ calories and 30 g of fat!

THAT- My not so pretty sticky buns -205 calories, 1.7 grams of fat, 33.4 grams of carbs, 3.2 grams of protein, and 13.4 grams of sugar

Sticky Bun mmmmmm!
Sticky Bun mmmmmm!


Just a couple of fun things and some things to think about!

I leave today with some adorable pictures of Phoebe… well because I bought her a new toy on Sunday (like she doesn’t have any…) and she won’t put it down!





Except the little booger kept throwing it under the cabinet so Mama would have to get up and fetch it. Wait who is the dog here?

So Mommy had to fix things…



Yet she still tried to get it under there!

Oh Phoebs…

Have a great Tuesday 🙂

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,



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  1. Tam

    I don’t celebrate thanksgiving (being English

    1. Katie

      Well these could be used for any winter holiday season!

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