YES, you can get through the holiday season without a weight gain. As you dust off those once-a-year recipes that you make for holiday gatherings, continue to use the same healthy ingredients that you choose all year long. This will keep the calories on the lean side.I was looking over one of my favorite dip recipes to add ingredients to my shopping list. The recipe calls for cream, cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. So when I shop I will automatically select the fat-free half & half cream, reduced-fat cream cheese and 2% cheddar cheese. And I know, from using these ingredients throughout the year, there will be no compromise in flavor or texture.These three brands of reduced-fat cheese are among my favorite. Since they contain some fat, these cheeses will melt if you are cooking with them. Just be sure to use a lower temperature.