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Holiday Appetizers: 4 to Avoid
Published: 12/05/2013

Yesterday we went over four appetizers that are healthy additions to those hard-to-handle cocktail plates. Today we serve up appetizer options to avoid this holiday season!

  1. Dips. Skip the artificially flavored dips and opt for fresh salsa or hummus instead.
  2. Cocktail franks and mini-meatballs. Neither is a good source of protein and both can pack a big serving of sodium. Choose peel-and-eat shrimp or deviled eggs instead.
  3. Anything fried. From mini-eggrolls and quiche to chicken wings, deep-fried foods contain altered fats that are detrimental to the body. Several slices of organic cheese can satisfy a savory craving with far fewer calories.
  4. Foie gras. Give it a pass and choose hummus instead – an animal-friendly source of soluble fiber.
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