"Healthy" Holiday Food to Avoid (And Healthier Foods to Eat Instead) (Page 3)

Surprising Food to Avoid—Veggies with Ranch Dressing

Hanging near the crudité tray is a great way to keep calories in check—so long as you stay away from the ranch (or blue cheese) dressing, which delivers a devastating 150 calories and 16 grams of fat per two tablespoons. Yes, I said two tablespoons.

Better bet: If you're just eating to eat (not that I advocate that... but it happens), go for the vegetables, unadorned. Or put a small scoop of hummus on your plate. It has a more reasonable 50 calories and 3 grams of fat. Or try our healthier version of Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables—one serving has just 61 calories and 1 gram fat.

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