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11 Holiday Foods You Can Enjoy Without Guilt

Eat, Drink and Be Merry This Winter


12/18/2017 1:05:40 AM

Interesting collection of foods.
12/7/2017 5:49:47 PM

Wow! Thank you! Great ideas!
12/7/2017 2:17:24 PM

PWILLOW1's SparkPage
12/7/2017 10:57:44 AM

With just a little creativity, there are many ways to stick to the plan through the holidays.
12/7/2017 10:51:39 AM

Great ideas!
12/7/2017 10:14:18 AM

FISHGUT3's SparkPage
12/7/2017 8:24:55 AM

Amazing and delicious suggestions!
5/17/2017 3:09:41 AM

JVANAM's SparkPage
When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living.
12/7/2016 4:15:04 PM

Can we please just stop all the nonsense talking about "guilt" where food is concerned?!?!?
We ALL eat. We all slip up every now and again. We can ALL get back on the wagon, and start again the next day, or even at the next meal...let's cut the crap about "guilt" shall we?!?!?
12/7/2016 4:58:25 AM

When you are "pushing" tomatoes" because of lypotene, remember they have to be cooked in order for your body to absorb that......fresh tomatoes on a piece of toast are nothing special. Eat what you like and move on. These little recipes are nonsense, just stay home if you want to be nit picky.
12/8/2014 8:41:38 AM

On the "shrimp" question...Shrimp is basically 59 mg cholesterol per ounce of shrimp.

On the "Artichoke Dip" recipe...Your post says "66 calories per serving" yet the recipe says "73.9 calories per serving. It would also be helpful if the serving size was provided rather than saying "this recipe makes 20 servings". Unless you can actually physically divide the recipe into 20 separate servings (and hope they are all equal) the nutritional information is useless. How many ounces is "each" serving?

At least the "Baked Apples" is easier to divide (only 4 servings)!

Sweet Potato Fries...the breakdown for calorie per ingredient link says "68 calories per 1/2 sweet potato, 5 inches long", how can you measure calories like this? There are skinny and fat sweet potatoes. If you have one that is twice as fat as another your calorie count will be double. Why not give ounces per serving? This would be a much more "true" calorie count!

12/7/2014 12:53:14 PM

After all the rules and regulations, just enjoy some good tasting food and move on, years and years of trying "slimmed down" this and "lower that", just makes you overeat in January. Enjoy and move on, it's real life!
12/25/2011 9:03:50 AM

11STONEBRIDE's SparkPage
Oh my goodness, 166 GRAMS of cholesterol in shrimp? I hope you mean milligrams!
12/12/2011 7:30:00 PM

JULIA1154's SparkPage
It's interesting that this article 'gives permission' to enjoy shrimp as part of the holidays and yet, whenever I list them in my nutrition tracker, thus upping cholesterol consumption for the day, I get a major (virtual) lecture about avoiding cholesterol and making wiser food choices. Sigh....
12/12/2011 11:21:46 AM

TISTYEN's SparkPage
I actually prefer sweet potatoes when they're treated like potatoes. I've never liked sweet potato pie, for instance or candied sweet potatoes. I just bake them.

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