It wouldn't be as bad as you think.
A lot of holiday foods are loaded with nutrition. Here are the best of the traditional goodies, health-wise, and you can incorporate them into your diet year round.
1) Pumpkin. It's remarkably healthy food, packed with vitamin A and fiber.
2) Roast turkey. It has tons of protein with practically no fat - and it's low in calories. Plus it's got niacin and vitamin B6.
3) Sweet potatoes. They have as much beta-carotene as carrots, 50% of your daily requirement of vitamin C, as much potassium as a banana and a good amount of fiber. This all adds up to a terrific disease fighting food! 4) Cranberry sauce. This contains a cancer preventing compound called ellagic acid.
5) Figgy pudding. Figs are a good source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and niacin. A nutritional gold mine! And finally - don't feel guilty about drinking the eggnog! Choose the low-fat variety and enjoy a holiday tradition while getting protein and calcium. But drink it in moderation - there's still lots of sugar and calories, even in the low-fat version.