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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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A trifle's layers of airy pudding, fruit, and cake can trick you into thinking you're eating a lighter dessert. But certain ingredients—liqueur-soaked cake, sugary preserved fruits, sweet condensed milk, brownies and cookies, or copious amounts of heavy cream—can spell trouble.

Instead, prepare mini trifles individually in small glasses (for portion control) or piling them high with fresh berries (rich in antioxidants).

Try this recipe: Individual Tiramisu Trifles

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