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50 Holiday Foods You Shouldn't Eat

'Tis the season to be jolly—and pack on pounds indulging in rich, fattening fare. Here are 50 holiday foods you and your family should avoid, along with healthier options that only taste indulgent!

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Dark-meat turkey with skin

In general, turkey has more lean meat compared to other entree selections, but be careful when choosing which part of the bird you want to eat. Dark meat with skin has 70 more calories and three times more fat per serving than plain white meat without skin. The skin alone can hold up to 44 grams of total fat.

Though dark meat contains more iron, you'll get about the same amount of protein. So ditch the skin and opt for white meat! Our recipe uses turkey breast and spinach-feta stuffing and is a healthy and festive alternative.

Try this recipe: Turkey Breast with Spinach-Feta Stuffing

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