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5 Worst Appetizers

By Bob on December 18, 2013 3:58 AM

Charlotte and I looove appetizers (you have seen our bean dip recipe, right?). Back in the bad-old-days we'd sometimes make a meal out of our two favorites: mozzarella sticks and potato skins. These days we try and eat healthier (we still indulge sometimes) so we keep away from most appetizers.

If you're trying to watch your weight this holiday season, here are 5 appetizers to avoid - or at least take in tiny, tiny doses. You do want to be able to slide down the chimney without getting stuck! 

The 5 Worst Appetizers

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1. Onion Blossom

Onions are a vegetable, right? So how can they be bad for you? Well...when you fry 'em up and dip 'em in that delicious sauce you'll get way more than you think. The onion blossom at one restaurant (rhymes with Doubtback) has 1,949 calories, 161 g of fat, and 4,100 mg of sodium (more than double the daily sodium limit for adults).

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2. Spinach Artichoke Dip

Popeye didn't get his famous muscles by relying on this appetizer. A typical order has about 1,600 calories, 100 g of fat, and 2,500 mg of sodium.

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3. Cheese Fries

Some appetizers have more calories than the main entrée. That's the case with cheese fries. A full order racks up 2,000 calories, 134 g of fat, and 2,800 mg of sodium.

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4. Cheeseburger Sliders

Just 'cause their little, doesn't mean they don't pack a big punch! A typical order includes three mini-burgers with cheese and sauce, totaling 1,270 calories, 82 g of fat, and 2,310 mg of sodium.

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5. Loaded Potato Skins

Potato skins are one of my many weaknesses - especially when they're filled with melted cheese, bacon, and sour cream. At more than 150 calories each, they pack on the pounds pretty fast. Eat an entire plateful and you'll get about 1,340 calories, 94 g of fat, and 1,850 mg of sodium.

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Why Weight? is a column on diet, nutrition and making better choices so you can live a longer healthier life. The authors are not doctors and nothing here should be taken as medical advice. Always consult your physician before making any changes in diet, exercise, nutrition or cell phone provider (Let's face it doctors are just really, really smart, they know a lot about a lot of things). Our goal is simple: We want all Baby Boomers to live long enough to get back the money they've paid into Social Security since taking their first summer job. Remember, your children's inheritance isn't going to spend itself. It's up to you. 
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