The holiday season is synonymous with indulgence, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health goals. With a few smart swaps, you can enjoy the festivities guilt-free.

ECH Dietitian Deepti shares some delicious healthy food alternatives to savour the holiday spirit without compromising your wellbeing.

Wholegrain rice crackers and vegetable sticks with low fat dips (tzatziki, capsicum, beetroot and hummus). Greek garden salad with low fat feta or roasted vegetable salad dressing with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. Lean turkey breast with cranberry sauce or small amounts of gravy (reduced salt preferred). Summer pudding with low fat custard.
Reduced fat cheese (low fat feta, ricotta, cottage or low fat tasty). Fresh seafood (prawns, mussels, scallops). Baked fish with herbs of choice. Pavlova with reduced fat cream and fruit or Eton mess with yoghurt and berries.
Lean cold cut meats (turkey, chicken or ham). Roast vegetables, lightly coated with olive oil spray and cooked in a separate dish to the roasting meat. Fresh fruit platter.
Unsalted nuts and dried fruit.
Antipasto (sundried tomatoes, capsicum, olives, artichoke – drain oil well – opt for vinegar if available).


ECH Dietician Deepti Parmar BRE 4307 low res


Deepti is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) with a Masters in Food Nutrition and Dietetics. She is committed to evidenced based practice and helps her client to achieve realistic goals. She works effectively with people of all cultural backgrounds. She has a passion for assisting people to achieve optimal health outcomes through tailor-made dietetic interventions and personalised counselling.

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Posted: December 14, 2023