Delicious appetizers are the secret to any holiday party or gathering. But traditional holiday foods can be rich, filling, and not friendly to a healthy diet. At my next Thrive Kitchen class on Wednesday, December 11, I’ll be demonstrating how to cook holiday appetizers your friends and family will love so much, they won’t even notice they’re healthy!
My favorite healthy holiday appetizers include veggie-topped crostini and polenta bites with red chard. For an example of one of my festive holiday dishes, try this Thanksgiving kale salad I whipped up this week.
The Thrive Kitchen offers cooking classes once a month on Wednesday 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.
I will also be giving a demonstration of healthy holiday appetizers at Macy’s Union Square on Saturday, December 8th.
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 and articles to Kaiser Permanente’s Food for Health website, which offers new recipes and meal planning tips every month.