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Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG Calories over the Winter Holidays Alice Henneman, MS, RD,

Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG Calories over the Winter Holidays Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator UNL Lancaster County Extension 1 Know how. Know now.

Extra calories can sneak in over the holidays. . . 2

Extra calories can sneak in over the holidays. . . 2

They don’t always come in large portions! 3

They don’t always come in large portions! 3

They can tiptoe in through tiny tastes throughout the day. . . 4

They can tiptoe in through tiny tastes throughout the day. . . 4

Let’s look at how the calories in tiny tastes can add up in one

Let’s look at how the calories in tiny tastes can add up in one day. * 5 *Calories are approximate

Taste 1 Eating a cookie that broke while removing it from the baking sheet

Taste 1 Eating a cookie that broke while removing it from the baking sheet – I deserve it for getting up early to bake these cookies before heading to work. 6

30 7 Approximate Calories

30 7 Approximate Calories

Taste 2 Someone brought holiday candy to work today! I’ll just have one small

Taste 2 Someone brought holiday candy to work today! I’ll just have one small piece of the peanut brittle. 8

80 9 Approximate Calories

80 9 Approximate Calories

Taste 3 Gotta stop at the grocery store over the noon hour. Great –

Taste 3 Gotta stop at the grocery store over the noon hour. Great – they’re offering cheese and cracker samples. That’ll tide me over until I can swing through a fast food place. 10

40 11 Approximate Calories

40 11 Approximate Calories

Taste 4 The fast food place is giving out 1/4 cup samples of its

Taste 4 The fast food place is giving out 1/4 cup samples of its special flavored holiday coffee. 12

20 13 Approximate Calories

20 13 Approximate Calories

Taste 5 Chocolate-covered cherries in the break room! It’s still a few hours before

Taste 5 Chocolate-covered cherries in the break room! It’s still a few hours before the dinner party tonight. Chocolate’s good for you – right? And, I’m just eating one! 14

60 15 Approximate Calories

60 15 Approximate Calories

Taste 6 The party is great – but maybe I shouldn’t stand near the

Taste 6 The party is great – but maybe I shouldn’t stand near the snack table. I’m dipping my third chip. 16

75 17 Approximate Calories

75 17 Approximate Calories

Taste 7 Who can pass up old-fashioned style eggnog. I’ll have just a half

Taste 7 Who can pass up old-fashioned style eggnog. I’ll have just a half cup. 18

200 19 Approximate Calories

200 19 Approximate Calories

Taste 8 20 There are just a couple of tablespoons of candied sweet potatoes

Taste 8 20 There are just a couple of tablespoons of candied sweet potatoes left. Someone should enjoy them so they don’t go to waste – it might as well be me!

60 21 Approximate Calories

60 21 Approximate Calories

Don’t let your stomach become a “waist” basket. Use or freeze leftovers within 3

Don’t let your stomach become a “waist” basket. Use or freeze leftovers within 3 to 4 days. 22

Taste 9 Helping dish up dessert lets me take a little “preview” taste. One

Taste 9 Helping dish up dessert lets me take a little “preview” taste. One heaping tablespoon of candy cane ice cream coming right up! 23

70 24 Approximate Calories

70 24 Approximate Calories

Guess the total tasting calories for the day. . . 635 25

Guess the total tasting calories for the day. . . 635 25

If such “tiny tastes” are continued through the holidays, you might gain. . .

If such “tiny tastes” are continued through the holidays, you might gain. . . 26

 • A pound a week!* Which could add up to about 5 pounds

• A pound a week!* Which could add up to about 5 pounds (or more!) between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day! 27 * Consuming an additional 3, 500 calories above your body’s needs and expenditures can lead to gaining a pound a week.

Maybe those “tiny tastes” aren’t so tiny after all! 28

Maybe those “tiny tastes” aren’t so tiny after all! 28

What “tiny tastes” are totaling BIG calories for YOU? 29

What “tiny tastes” are totaling BIG calories for YOU? 29

The 30 End

The 30 End

“Thank You!” to the following people for reviewing these materials and adding their suggestions:

“Thank You!” to the following people for reviewing these materials and adding their suggestions: Mary Balluff, Chiquita Briley, Cindy Brison, Joan Davis, Vicki Jedlicka, Jackie Johnson, Shannon Muhs, Dave Palm, Vicki Rethmeier, Kathy Retzlaff, Carie Schneider-Miller, Kathy Tack, Kathi Taylor, Kathleen Upton, Amy Vore Download this FREE Power. Point at: http: //lancaster. unl. edu/food/tiny-tastes. shtml 31

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture. 32 Know how. Know now.