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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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Cheese balls

When you're scoping out the hors d'oeuvres at your holiday office party, steer clear of these nut-covered hunks of saturated fat.

Traditionally made by blending together cream cheese, grated cheese, and spices, an entire ball can contain more than 500 calories. They can deliver more than half of your recommended intake of cholesterol and almost a day's worth of total fat.

Instead, snack on soft cheeses (which can be a bit lower in calories) and crackers, fruits, or shrimp cocktail.

Try this recipe: Red Pepper-Cheese Dip

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