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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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Shepherd's pie

Although shepherd's pie is cozy comfort food—and a tempting way to reuse holiday leftovers—a 1-cup portion can pack almost 600 milligrams of sodium. This is almost half of the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 1,500 milligrams a day.

To cut back on your salt intake and lighten your leftovers, try a turkey-and-broccoli bake that uses low-sodium broth instead of beef broth, and uses hearty veggies such as mushrooms and broccoli in place of potatoes.

Try this recipe: Turkey-and-Broccoli Bake

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