Holiday Party Recipes: Appetizers, Desserts & Cocktails

Dec 19 2018
Question@2x Hi Lisa,

I’ve got a big Christmas dinner coming up, plus a calendar full of holiday parties! I need some easy recipes that are festive and delicious but won’t break the calorie bank. Can you help me?

Party People Pleaser
Answer@2x Hi Party People Pleaser,

You got it! The last thing anyone needs during the holidays is a bunch of complicated recipes. (What kind of Scrooge would I be if I gave you those?!) With that in mind, here are 19 easy and amazing options: yummy mini meatballs, chocolate cake studded with candy cane bits, a cheers-worthy cranberry Moscow mule, and more. Read on, and party on!

The Savory

Forget fatty finger foods and heavy side dishes. Party guests will ooh and ahh over these simple recipes…

The Sweet

Holiday cookies might be tradition, but these seasonal sweets take the cake! Your fellow partygoers won’t even know they’re healthy. (We won’t tell if you won’t…)

The Sippable

Raise a glass to a happy holiday and a healthy new year with these calorie-slashed cocktails!

Chew on this:

Happy National Oatmeal Muffin Day, December 19th. Time for a batch of these 77-calorie Apple Cinnamon Blender Muffins! They’re made with oats instead of flour, and we love that about them…

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