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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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Fruitcake

Don't let the name deceive you. Though this sweet treat contains fruit, it can also have plenty of butter, sugar, and corn syrup. One slice we tried clocks in at 410 calories and 13 grams of fat.

You'd actually be better off enjoying a slice of pumpkin pie, which contains about 250 calories per slice as well as beta-carotene. Or, bake this lighter loaf with grits, bananas, and blueberries; it has only 145 calories per slice.

Try this recipe: Banana Blueberry Bread

Next: Pecan pie

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