The Top 6 Worst Holiday Foods & Drinks

December 15, 2010 9:21 am
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Crab Cakes

Before you indulge in the wild assortment of holiday party delicacies this season, note that not all of them will support your 2011 plans to adopt a toned new figure. Check out Women’s Health Magazine‘s list of the top six worst holiday foods and drinks:

1. Worst Classic Holiday Drink: Eggnog

At 350 calories and 19 grams of fat, eggnog–even without the booze–is on the naughty list because it consists of milk, cream and eggs. If you want a festive seasonal drink, choose homemade hot chocolate instead. Just limit how much whipped cream you squirt on top.

2. Worst Holiday Appetizer: Crab Cakes

When crab is blended with mayonnaise and then rolled in bread crumbs and cooked in a vat of bubbling fat, you end up with an appetizer that weighs in at 400 calories and 19 grams of fat. Each. That’s more calories than three dozen shrimp.

3. Worst Holiday Party Cocktail: Gin and Tonic

It may taste light, but a gin and tonic has 210 calories and 22 grams of sugar, thanks to the tonic water. Choose Champagne instead for one-fourth the amount of sugar.

4. Worst Holiday Party Snack: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

In addition to the spinach and artichokes, this dip has mayonnaise, sour cream and cream cheese, which add up to a whopping 285 calories and 17 grams of fat per serving. And that’s without the crackers or chips! If you simply must have some, limit yourself to dip on one cracker.

5. Worst Holiday Entrée: Prime Rib

This coveted holiday cut of beef comes from one of the fattiest parts of the cow, which means you’re ingesting 750 calories and 45 grams of fat with just one serving. Beef tenderloin is a tasty alternative at a fraction of the calories and fat.

6. Worst Holiday Dessert: Pecan Pie

There is no pie that has more calories, fat and sugar than pecan. Even though some of the 810 calories and 65 grams of fat come from the healthy nuts, most come from the corn syrup and sugar filling. A better alternative after a filling heavy meal is angel food cake. Made from egg whites, it’s virtually fat-free. Better yet, eat fruit!

VIA THAT’S FIT


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