By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. Associate Nutrition Editor for EatingWell Magazine
The past few weeks have seen the return of two seasonal drinks -- hot chocolate and eggnog. Both taste sinfully delicious, but one of them trumps the other in terms of healthfulness.
Although I like both, I'm partial to hot chocolate. Its silky richness hits the spot on cold winter days. But as a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell magazine, I had to find out if I was making the healthiest choice.
Eggnog cons: Made of whole milk, cream, eggs and sugar, eggnog is rich and its nutritional profile reflects that. A half-cup serving has 180 calories and six grams of saturated fat (30 percent of the daily recommended limit).