The holiday season brings celebrations that can derail many of us from our healthy eating routines. But you can celebrate without regretting your food choices. Here are some appetizers that are as healthy and nutritious as they are delicious.
Healthy Holiday Appetizers
- Herbed Cream-Filled Cherry Tomatoes (Vegan)
- Minted Pea Crostini
- Endive Leaves with Harissa Carrot Yogurt
- Polenta Bites with Red Chard
- Canary Island Potatoes with Romesco
My next Thrive Kitchen cooking class at Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay will be a Holiday Appetizer Party at which we’ll learn to prepare these dishes, then enjoy them together.
I will also offer a Holiday Cooking Demonstration at Macy’s Union Square on Saturday, December 8th.
The Thrive Kitchen offers cooking classes once a month on Tuesday evenings at the Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay Medical Offices, 1600 Owens St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes offer instruction and hands-on practice in healthy cooking techniques as well as the chance to enjoy a delicious meal made from scratch.
Advance registration required and opens in November. The fee is $30 for Kaiser Permanente Members and $40 for non-members. For more information, email the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Health Education Department at SFHealthEd@kp.org or call 415-833-3450.
To learn more about my cooking and see more of my recipes, check out my Facebook page, The Doctor’s Spicebox, and my blog, Spicebox Travels. I also contribute recipes to Kaiser Permanente’s Food for Health blog, which offers new recipes and meal planning tips every month.