Some traditional foods are essential to our personal holiday experiences, connecting us to loved ones past and present and fulfilling us in ways beyond what any nutritional facts label could measure. These should be savored and enjoyed for what they are.
But most of the edibles at holiday parties don’t have nearly that status, and there is more than one option that will satisfy that sweet or salty craving. In those cases, choosing smartly means you get to enjoy bigger portions that are usually better for you too. These party swaps illustrate just how much more bang for your calorie buck you can get, without sacrificing a drop of holiday spirit.
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