by: Kelley Herring
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Flaky-crusted appetizers and buttery pies, piping hot from the oven, are tempting. That is, until you find out that they're loaded with trans-fats!
Unless you made the dish yourself, err on the side of caution and assume the baked goods being served are of the store-bought variety (and therefore contain partially hydrogenated oils).
If there's any food to avoid during the holidays, it's the puff pastries and pies. Reach, instead, for whole foods like shrimp cocktail, crudites, and baked sweet potatoes, or offer to bring a healthy, homemade, low-glycemic, gluten-free dessert.
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