How many calories are really in those appetizers?

Vancouver-based dietitian Ali Chernoff shares her tips on navigating the food table at your next holiday soiree

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Fancy finger foods pack a caloric punch, says Vancouver-based dietitian, Ali Chernoff — up to 200 a pop. Just a handful of apps can quickly exceed your recommended calories for the day. That’s why it pays to keep track of every bite.

Try this: “Grab a plate of fruit and veggies when you first arrive at a holiday fete. These water-based foods will help fill you up before you overload on higher-calorie options,” says Chernoff. Then, stick to no more than five hors d’oeuvres — and be sure to savour each one.

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