A holiday party is an invitation to have fun — unless you’re trying to stick to a healthful diet. No matter how small those tasty holiday hors d’oeuvres are, they are packed with calories.
And what about that holiday party staple, eggnog? A cup of this creamy, sweet and spicy goodness is about 350 calories before you even add alcohol. It’s about 450 calories with a shot of rum.
“It’s quite ridiculous,” says Jared Rice, a Bethesda, Md.-based nutritionist. “One cup of eggnog is almost like a meal.”