Getting Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are always a fun time to enjoy good company and all the blessings of the season. It’s also a difficult time to maintain healthy eating habits. This year do yourself, and your guests, a favour; entertain with a healthier twist to your menu. 



When offering your guests a festive drink, provide a low calorie alternative that’s still tasty and refreshing. We found plenty of recipes sure to please at But if you’re planning on a punch; this Holiday Fruit Punch from Eat Right Ontario certainly fits the bill! This holiday fruit punch has fewer calories and less sugar. 

caprese salad christmas wreath


The nice thing about appetizers is that you can offer a variety to appeal to guests with different tastes. Along with the staple veggies and dip, you can offer some exciting hors d’oeuvres that still make for a healthy alternative. This dressed to impress Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath will certainly crown you as the hostess with the mostess ! Thanks to Café Delites for this tasty holiday recipe. 

smoked salmon canapes

Enjoy the classics?

There’s something effortless and elegant about opening a dinner party with delicious Smoked Salmon Canapés. This simple recipe from Readers Digest will have your guests reaching for more than just one or you can get really creative and make them with a cucumber twist. 

pumpkin pie


Starting off with 47 healthy Christmas cookies that you can make for everyone on your holiday list! Say yes to that piece of pumpkin pie with this light and luscious recipe from EatingWell. It will sure to be a hit without derailing your meal plan. Or, how about a remake of the time honoured Christmas Pudding?  A raw pudding, which can be thrown together and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. Your waistline will appreciate the absence of wheat, gluten, refined sugar, dairy and grains. You don’t have to wait until January to start your New Year’s Resolutions; you can get a head start before the holiday rush. Here are 10 tips for a delicious and healthy holiday season from EatRightOntario.