The Hidden Calories in "Healthy" Party Foods

There are nutritious snacks at a holiday party, and there are foods that only seem nutritious. We sort the naughty from the nice.

By Corrie Pikul

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Mixed Nuts

The nuts you come across at parties shouldn't be confused with the good-for-you almonds you snack on at home. Those nuts on the bar have probably been roasted in oil or doused in salt, or they've been candied with lots of sugar. Gensler advises limiting your portion size of all nuts (peanuts or cashews, gussied up or plain) to about two tablespoons, or the amount that just covers the palm of your hand.