Healthy Holiday Tabletop Tips

Posted on 10/25/2012

Hungry for more ways to revamp your holiday menu? Try these tips to set a healthier table this holiday season:

  • Appetizers: Veggie trays make for a wholesome first course. Replace ranch dip with a hummus spread to keep the appetizer low-calorie.
  • Condiments: Condiments are sneaky calorie culprits. Manage your meal by keeping the condiment count under control. Cut down on butter, sour cream, brown sugar and other high-calorie garnishes.
  • Sauces: Cranberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. Create your cranberry sauce with fresh fruit in place of the canned variety to maximize the nutritional value while minimizing sugar content. Opt for artificial sweetener in place of sugar to really take your sauce to healthier heights.
  • Desserts: Sweet potatoes make for a nutritious (and delicious) dessert. These holiday favorites are full of nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium and fiber. Top with margarine and cinnamon in place of butter and brown sugar to keep your dessert on the lighter side.