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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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Croissants

They are so light and fluffy we think croissants are low in fat and calories—perfect for a holiday brunch! But what makes them so mouth-watering? Sugar, salt, and butter between each and every layer of flour dough. A butter croissant from Starbucks has 310 calories and 18 grams of total fat. This pastry isn't as bad as a box of donuts, but it has almost no nutritional value.

When serving breakfast to houseguests during the holidays, offer healthier choices that are even tastier, like these pancakes made with maple yogurt. Ingredients like rolled oats, blueberries, and Greek yogurt supply fiber, antioxidants, and protein.

Try this recipe: Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Maple Yogurt

Next: Potato pancakes

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