What are the best candies and snacks to eat during the holiday season that won't tip the scales?
If there's a fruit platter around, pile your plate full of grapes, berries, and melon instead of handfuls of gingerbread. Remember that you can always grab a handful of dried cranberries, apricots, or pineapple slices, which taste as good as sweets! Omega-3 fatty acid-rich nuts are also a heart-healthy holiday treat to have around the house. Try snacking on some hazelnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, or pecans.
Squares of dark chocolate are another healthy option to put into stockings or candy dishes. Dark chocolate, which is over 60 percent cocoa, is full of fiber and healthy antioxidants.