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5 Best (and Worst) Holiday Foods

Know healthiest choices and worst offenders on the holiday table. By Katherine Brooking MS, RD

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Healthy Holiday Foods: Oatmeal Pecan Pie
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Worst: Pecan Pie

A typical slice of this nutty dessert can cost you over 500 calories. Top it with a scoop (1/2 cup) of vanilla ice cream, and you may be pushing 650 calories and 8g saturated fat. We’re not saying “never” to pecan pie, but keep this for a special occasion and use moderation as your guide. Choose pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie for a lower-calorie option. Or try our lightened version, which has just 311 calories and the benefits of a whole grain: oats.

Lightened Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Pie

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