Today marks the start of December, and the countdown to Christmas.  To get us into the holiday spirit I have compiled a list of some of our favorite holiday treats and of course their calorie counts. 



Eggnog, a sweetened dairy-based holiday drink made with cream, eggs, and sugar.  One 8oz glass of this creamy holiday delight comes in at 224 Calories, 11g of fat, and 21g of sugar.  Add a shot of your favorite distilled spirit and you’re looking at another 64 Calories. 



The Candy Cane is the original Christmas candy.  It’s red and white stripes and peppermint flavor symbolize Christmas worldwide.  One of these hooked treats has about 50 Calories and 11g of Sugar. 




Fruitcake is a traditional Christmas gift made of candied fruit and nuts.  It is sometimes ridiculed in American media as being a common re-gifted item.  One piece of fruitcake contains 140 Calories, 4g of Fat and 13g of Sugar. 



Christmas isn’t the only December holiday.  Latkes are a potato pancake commonly served during Chanukah to symbolize the cheesecakes served by the widow Judith.  A 1oz piece of this fried potato Jewish classic contains 75 Calories and 4g of fat. 


Each family has their own holiday foods and traditions.  In my family we make my Great, Great Grandmothers recipe for ravioli that includes cow brain.


What does your family eat for the holidays?  


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Comment by Paul Letendre on December 7, 2011 at 4:26pm

I wish that you hadn't told me about the eggnog.

Comment by Alyson Mar, RD on December 2, 2011 at 2:21pm

Jammie, a 16oz hot chocolate with whipped cream has 420 calories, 15g of fat, and 50g of sugar.  At least we limit them to the holiday season. ;)  

Comment by Jammie Mountz on December 2, 2011 at 11:44am

Wow, egg nog.  I don't even want to know how bad my large Mint Hot Chocolate with whip cream is for me.  Thank goodness for puffy coats to cover up the extra holiday puff!

Thanks for the info!

Comment by Michele Wagaman on December 1, 2011 at 11:08am

Ravioli made with cow brain? Sounds interesting! My family always has my Grandmother's "famous" tacos on Christmas Eve every year. It has been tradition since my dad was 6 years old! Thanks for posting, Alyson!

Comment by Sarah on December 1, 2011 at 9:27am

Egg Nog, 224? Really? Bummer, thanks for ruining all my Christmas treats! :) Just kidding, great info to keep in mind for the festive season, Thanks Alyson!




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