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Fitness

The 10 Healthiest Party Foods: A Holiday Party Guide

Avoid party pig-out with our guide to the healthiest low-calorie finger foods. Here's what to dip, what to sip, and which foods you should feel free to pile onto your plate at your next cocktail party.
plate of veggies and crackers and dip Vegetables and Dip

Here's an ultra-safe strategy for party munching: load up three-quarters of your plate with the veggies from the crudite platter. You'll be so busy chowing down on carotenoids, which are strong sources of vitamin A, that you'll forget how healthy you're being. And here's the bonus: You don't have to totally forgo that creamy ranch dip. Studies show that adding a little bit of fat to your veggies helps the body absorb the nutrients in the healthy selections you've made. "Don't stay away from the dip entirely, just don't douse your vegetables with it," says Johnson.

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