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29 Healthy Holiday Food Gifts That Aren’t Fruit Cake

The Healthy Logo By Jennifer Bowers, PhD, RD, Jenn Sinrich of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 30: Most of us look forward to the holiday season for a lot of reasons—but one of them is usually the delicious holiday food. There's so much of it—and food makes a great gift. But it's important to keep in mind that overdoing it on unhealthy fare can add up and make us feel, well, lousy. That being said, we don't want to put any food, including holiday favorites, off-limits because this makes us only want them more, notes Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, author of Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy. Here are some of the best holiday foods to gift that aren't totally unhealthy.

Food, food, and more food

Most of us look forward to the holiday season for a lot of reasons—but one of them is usually the delicious holiday food. There's so much of it—and food makes a great gift. But it's important to keep in mind that overdoing it on unhealthy fare can add up and make us feel, well, lousy. That being said, we don't want to put any food, including holiday favorites, off-limits because this makes us only want them more, notes Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, author of Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy. Here are some of the best holiday foods to gift that aren't totally unhealthy.

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