Holiday Eating Choices

Be present this holiday season holiday eating

Change your holiday habits!


  • Lower calorie appetizers, like fruit and vegetables
  • Smaller plates and tall skinny glasses
  • Stay on your regular schedule of eating, exercising and sleeping

Know your limits:

  • Eat before you go to a party or out holiday shopping.  You will be less likely to overeat.
  • Make a healthy food for parties.
  • Have a plan for eating…like 5 small appetizers and 2 drinks.
  • 2 mixed drinks can have almost 500 calories and depending on the appetizers, it can run as high as can 230 per appetizer.
  • Wash your hands; try to eat with utensils to prevent illness.
  • Be aware of what you are eating; take the time to enjoy it.
  • Carry hard candy mints to change the flavor in your mouth or brush your teeth to signal yourself to stop eating.

Start a new tradition:

  • Instead of giving cookies try making soup mixes or salsa as gifts
  • Make a non-food craft as a holiday activity
  • Go for a walk, ice skate, or sledding to enjoy the season
  • Try reducing fat and sugar in your holiday baking by substituting applesauce