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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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Gooseberry pie

Gooseberries are a fine source of vitamin A and C, and potassium. However, the conventional pie recipe calls for over two cups of white sugar and a double pastry piecrust! Nutrition facts vary by recipe, but one slice can have over 500 calories and 30 grams of fat.

Reduce the sugar and use whole-wheat crust to lighten it up. Or, try baking other festive fruit pies. This one is made with pears and cranberry granola, and has one-third of the fat plus 5 grams of dietary fiber per slice.

Try this recipe: Pear-Cranberry Pie with Granola

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