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Delicious Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Hard to believe but YES it is time to start thinking about Christmas.  So to help, and to allow you to focus on other festive fun,  I thought I would share 9 Delicious Healthy Christmas Party Ideas using Whole Foods.  These are easy, delicious and will be enjoyed by all party goers not just Whole Food fans.  Meaning you will be ready to start your Christmas season parties without worry or having to wonder what type of foods you can prepare for those festive celebrations.

Be the star of the party and also spread the Whole Foods message!

Delicious Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Create A Whole Foods Delicious And Fun Veggie Platter

If invited elsewhere, maybe you are bringing a dish to a friend’s party or if hosting a party at your own home, you definitely want to do a delicious veggie platter. Vegetables are something almost everyone can enjoy and eat.  Whether catering to people who require gluten-free, or are vegetarian, vegan, paleo, whole foods, Whole30, or on any other special diets this suits them all.

For a more festive Christmas theme, try arranging something more decoratively holiday inspired.   One suggestion is to use a circular or oval shaped platter.  Place all the sliced veggies around the edge and create a holiday wreath.  Then you can place the dips or purees in the center.

Delicious Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Another terrific idea I have seen, for those truly creative whole food fans, is to arrange your vege on a slab or large rectangular platter.  Use the vege to spell out festive words…i.e. Happy Holidays.

 Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Delicious Dips – Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Make Your Own Dip

A great and healthy whole foods dish perfect to accompany your vege platter is your own dip.  Whole Foods dips are ideal because they are something everyone can eat.  Your whole foods and Paleo friends who can’t have the regular style dips, usually laden with dairy or loads of cheese, will enjoy these healthier dips with the veggies.  They are also great for non-whole foods friends and relatives who want a dip for their chips and crackers.

One example of a truly delicious Dip is as follows.  You can choose almost any vegetable that you enjoy raw. Using tons of your favorite veggies, garlic, red wine vinegar, seasonings, and coconut milk combine in a food processor and blitz.  Experiment with combinations, textures and colors until you get to your favorite.

Delicious Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

A firm favorite and one you must try is the spinach and artichoke dip.  While usually this would contain cheese just add more veggies, seasonings, and cashews and put through the food processor.  Yum!

Vege side dishes - Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Vergetable Side Dishes – Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods

Prepare a Festive Vegetable Side

Christmas party dinners usually include some delicious vegetable sides, however most will include ingredients you can’t have on a Whole Foods diet. Dishes such as green bean casserole is made with cream of mushroom soup and milk while mashed potatoes is loaded with butter and milk. So this party season why not replace these with dishes that are equally delicious but able to be consumed by all, regardless of diet.

Butternut squash is a wonderful vegetable, tasty  and in season during the fall and winter.

Roasted Butternut Squash – Healthy Christmas party ideas using Whole Foods

Utilizing 4 Ingredients impress your guests with this delicious Whole Foods recipe.

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

Then halve each butternut squash lengthwise and use a spoon to remove any seeds and seed fibers.

The quantity of squash will depend on the number of guests,  the size of squash and the number of other dishes being served.  A safe estimate is 1/4 of small or 1/8 of large squash per guest.

The squash can be left as halves, or chopped into large chunks.  You can leave the skin on or remove.

Once the squash is prepared transfer it to a large baking tray (rimmed) or oven roasting tray.

Toss with virgin olive oil and pepper and spread out in a single layer.

Roast for about 30-40 minutes until soft and browned.  Ensure you turn the squash every 10 minutes.

Take the squash from the oven and dust with cinnamon.  Serve.
Your guests will love the taste as well as the festive cinnamon smells.
Christmas dinner is obviously known for meat dishes.  This is usually ham, roast beef, or turkey and all of these can be consumed by those following a whole foods lifestyle or diet plan. However now these typical meaty favorites will be even better teamed with the veggie goodness of our Delicious Healthy Christmas Party Ideas Using Whole Foods
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