The Holiday Eating Healthy Guide from the American Heart Association

Free Health Tips, Recipes and Ingredient Swaps to Help Make the Holidays Healthier

By American Heart Association December 8, 2017

The holidays can be a minefield of unhealthy choices, with opportunities for indulging around every corner. The American Heart Association wants to help you stay on track and provide easy ways to eat smart during the holiday season with the Holiday Eating Healthy Guide.

What you can find in the Holiday Eating Healthy Guide:

  • What foods to add, and which ones to avoid
  • Holiday Beverage recipes
  • Healthier holiday party ideas
  • Ingredient swaps for traditional favorites that reduce calories, sugar and sodium
  • Nutritious recipes you can take for family gatherings, holiday parties and more, including:
    • Mom’s Roasted Turkey with Butternut Squash and Asparagus
    • Allspice-rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon-sauteed Apples and Cilantro Rice
    • Broccoli Salad with Water Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries
    • Cauliflower Mash
    • Apple Bread Pudding
    • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
    • Turkey Bacon and Spinach Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
    • Festive Turkey Salad

The Holiday Eating Healthy Guide is part of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good initiative to encourage Americans to Eat Smart, Add Color, Move More and Be Well. Visit for recipes, tips and resources.