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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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Mulled wine

There are loads of reasons to drink red wine: a glass a day may boost heart health, it has no fats, and, at around 100 calories a glass, often has fewer calories than a venti cappuccino from Starbucks.

Since red wine is the main ingredient in mulled wine, you'd think it would be healthy. But not when it comes to calories. Mulled wine can clock in at 356 calories per cup, mostly because of added sugar.

To enjoy the holiday cocktail without all the calories, cut back on sugar and intensify the cinnamon, cloves, and orange flavors.

Try this recipe: Mulled Wine Sangria

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