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Healthy Living: Low Calorie Holiday Pumpkin Cookies

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One of the most difficult seasons for fitness buffs is the holidays. It is the period between Thanksgiving and New Years that causes all of the troubles. The calories beckon at each social event. Egg Nog, peanut butter balls, taffy, chocolate…the list goes on. Not only is there less time to work out but the eating might pull you in a completely different direction. It takes more than will power to keep those sweets where they belong. The good news is that there are healthy alternatives for those who are willing to get a little creative with their cooking. Pumpkin cookies fit within the holiday spirit and have fewer calories than some of the crackers you might buy from the store. The taste is soft and light and can double as coffee cakes in the morning. With a total of 41 calories, a gram of fat, and 9 grams of carbohydrates and a single gram of protein you are on the right track. Let us compare some alternatives. A bar of fudge will set you back 170 calories, chocolate cover