December 2010 Issue

Holiday Desserts: You Can Buy Your Cake and Eat It, Too

The season is upon us. Everywhere you turn there’s another family gathering, office party, neighborhood get-together, or other food-focused festivity. It’s nice to celebrate the holidays and other special occasions with a decadent splurge, but sometimes it’s tough to find the time to bake. There’s no need to worry. The grocery store will give you an array of convenient sweet treats from which to choose. But what are the better choices when trying to keep your health—and waistline—in check? While you can easily take in half a day’s worth of fat and a fourth of your calorie requirement in a single serving of some supermarket desserts, there are many that will fill the bill without quite as much negative nutritional impact.

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