Have you noticed in your women’s magazines that recipes are heavier at this time of year? Do pork chops need to have a coating of brown sugar to be good? Do vegetables need butter and sugar? Nope! Resist, friends, and know that between Halloween and New Years, most people gain seven pounds. If you want to change up the flavor of any vegetable, try a sprinkle of parsley or make it taste buttery with a squeeze of lemon. Using sugar-free apricot preserves and butter spray, my glazed snap peas and carrots are so good that even kids love them. Bring a half cup water to a boil, and cook carrots and snap peas until fork-tender, from 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl, and enjoy them knowing you haven’t added calories to vegetables. A couple tablespoons of sugar-free apricot preserves and butter spray will add only 20 calories! This vegetable dish is a nice accompaniment to plain, broiled lean pork chops, the other white meat.