Most traditional holiday food is filled with sugar and packed with fat. The treats often lack any serious amount of fiber and often have the nutrients pretty much cooked out of them. Moderation is one thing, but night after night of rich and sugary dishes undermines health goals and can leave you feeling sluggish, bloated and blah. There are ways to offer up the better stuff, without totally canceling Christmas or serving smoothies every night for Hanukkah. Just offer a few of these substitute dishes. They're still festive and tasty—and don't come with all the holiday health crisis baggage.
Like baked apples. Instead of apple pie, which is loaded with sugar and carbs, bake up some muffin tins of these beauties.