Check out more of these healthy holiday food swaps from Everyday Health, and you can have a festive holiday without the flab!

Skip: Cranberry Sauce
Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 10.28.34 AMEat This Instead: Cranberry Relish
Why: Yes, even one little side dish can be packed with sugar, corn syrup and added sweeteners. Just a fourth of a cup can have more than 100 calories. If you make your own cranberry relish and cut back on the sugar content and/or use sugar substitutes, you’re guaranteed to have a healthier holiday side dish.

Skip: Green Bean Casserole
Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 10.30.23 AMEat This Instead: Fresh Green Beans
Why: Just because green beans are in the name, doesn’t necessarily make green bean casserole a healthy dish. Skip the full-fat cream of mushroom soup and French-fried onions this year—just cut and steam fresh green beans and sprinkle them with slivered almonds instead!

Skip: White Flour Rolls
Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 10.30.53 AMEat This Instead: Whole-Wheat Rolls
Why: Did you know that a single dinner roll has about 100 to 200 calories? If you have to have bread at the dinner table, replace white flour with whole wheat in your recipe.

Skip: Eggnog
Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 10.31.20 AMEat This Instead: Cider
Why: It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a rich and creamy drink like eggnog has an upwards of 250 calories and more than half of your daily dose of saturated fat. Opt for a glass of hot apple cider instead—you instantly save 100 to 150 calories and all the fat!

Skip: Pecan Pie
Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 10.34.29 AMEat This Instead: Pumpkin Pie
Why: Nothing says the holidays like sweets! What would be a party without desserts anyway? Just be smart about it—a slice of pecan pie has about 500 calories. So save 200 calories and have a slice of pumpkin pie instead!

Don’t forget to stop at you local Sparkle Market for all of your healthy holiday party needs!

Happy holidays, everyone!

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