Monday, December 19, 2011

Worst Holiday Appetizers

As the holidays come closer, the parties with cute, mini appetizers begin. Just because they are bite-size doesn't mean they are healthy. These tiny treats can be deceiving with their amounts of fat and calories. Here are some of the worst holiday foods to eat:

  • Spinach and artichoke dip: spinach and artichokes may be healthy, but t's the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise mixed in with it that can do some damage to your figure. A 1/4 cup can have around 220 calories and 22 grams of fat. 
  • Vegetable egg rolls: they may sound innocent, but the vegetables filling the roll are sauteed in oil, tossed in a fatty sauce and then deep-fried. Just one could be almost 200 calories.
  • Pigs in a blanket: these small snacks, at 70 calories and 5 grams of fat each, are easy to eat, but will take a long trip to the gym to work off. 
  • Tuna tartare: these healthy ingredients can turn into a calorie-packed nightmare depending on how it's cooked. Just two small canapes have 384 calories and 12 grams of fat.
  • Mini potato knish: two bites of this tiny turnover and you will add 100 calories and 8 grams of fat to your daily intake. 
  • Vegetable quesadilla: The combination of flour tortillas and cheddar cheese along with the vegetables will add up to 586 calories and 33 grams of fat. 
  • Spanakopita: These spinach-filled favorites can weigh in at 80 calories and 4 grams of fat for just a little triangle. 
  • Mixed nuts: although they might be "good for you," they are still packed with a large amount of calories, salt and fat. 
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