Small and tasty but in each ball there is white bread, butter, heavy cream and a high sodium beef broth. High in fat and depending on size, a Swedish meatball may have up to 400 calories per ball.
Pecans are healthy but when you combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup, you have just said goodbye to the benefits. A single slice is usually more than 500 calories, over 35 grams of fat and more than 25 grams of sugar.
Yams are full of vitamins and fiber but the candied yam is another beast. A single serving of candied yams may have over 35 grams of sugar and over 400 calories to your plate.
Green Bean Casserole with Fried Onions
Green beans are healthy. So are onions! But when you make this casserole, all the healthy goodness is tossed out. Filled with butter, cheese, salt and fried onions, the casserole contains nearly 800 calories and over 4,000 milligrams of sodium.
Hot Buttered Rum
Warming up with family with this holiday drink sounds wonderful but you are adding over 300 calories to your evening. Plus add in 13 grams of fat and 40 milligrams of cholesterol. That is 1/7th of the USDA’s recommended daily intake.
Baked potatoes are great for vitamin C and fiber but adding in cheese, sour cream and butter and you have pretty much reduced all the health benefits. One medium stuffed potato has more than 310 calories and more than 8 grams of saturated fat on average. That is nearly half of your suggested limit of saturated fat.
Vegetable Egg Rolls
May veggie egg rolls have between 150 to 200 calories per roll. Plus they are covered in oil, salt and deep fried which adds to the problem of eating them.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Hidden in this dip are calories and a lot of fat. Just a 1/4 cup of dip has more than 200 calories and more than 20 grams of fat. If you add tortilla chips, the caloric content goes up over 300 calories.
Pigs in a Blanket
They can’t have too many calories because they are so small and cute, well you would be surprised. On average, each pig in a blanket has 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. It’s hard to eat just one or two so be careful.
We all know that nuts are a great way to stay healthy but many mixed-nut packages come with candy-coated cashews or roasted and salt-laden peanuts. Just adding a handful during a holiday party can quickly add up to 340 calories.