Here’s How Many Calories Are in Favorite Holiday Appetizers
Before your celebration begins, it's time to find out how many calories per serving your favorite holiday appetizers really have.
All nutritional information was collected from USDA.gov.
10. Cocktail Shrimp
Coming in as the best option is the ever-dependable cocktail shrimp. Five shrimp only 70 calories and there's barely any fat. However, once you dip them in cocktail sauce, you can double that calorie count (not to mention cocktail sauce is a sodium bomb).
9. Chex Mix
You can eat an entire cup of these for 240 calories with minimal fat, so go at it.
8. Caramel Popcorn
173 calories for one cup means this isn't the worst thing in the world, but those 22 grams of sugar will sneak up on you.
7. Sausage Balls
260 calories for four balls may seem innocent, until you realize there are 18 grams of fat in those bad boys.
6. Pigs In A Blanket
170 calories for three pieces and 13 grams of fat total isn't terrible, but who only eats three?
5. Cheese Balls
These are a little harder to measure because it depends on what type of cheese you use and what toppings you add, but some cheddar cheese balls can set you back nearly 200 calories for three bites.
95 calories for one little ounce is a tough one to swallow, but you only get to eat brie a few days out of the year anyway, right?
3. Cocktail Meatballs
100 calories per meatball doesn't sound like the end of the world, but with roughly nine grams of fat per ball, they can add up quickly.
2. Deviled Eggs
160 calories for two halves means these cute lil' eggs are secretly packed with with fat (about 14 grams of fat for two halves!). If you want a healthier version, use less of the yolk — that's where most of the fat lives — and go for a low-fat mayo.
Clocking in at 170 calories for about four scoops (and about 17 grams of fat) means that bowl of cheesy, melty, happiness isn't messing around.