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5 holiday desserts made lighter

By: Enrique Gili on Dec. 18, 2012, 4:09 p.m.
Christmas cookies and seasonings

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Stay sweet this season

Between snacking on treats and eating heavy meals, the holiday season is prime time for putting on a few extra pounds. Rather than being a slave to the scale, try incorporating reduced-calorie ingredients into your desserts. It’s easier to avoid undue calories than to try to lose extra pounds after January. No one will be any wiser with these five festive desserts.