It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

This page showcases my Bariatric Friendly Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Menus plus I have included links to the No-Sugar Christmas Cookie Collection page and a section with Holiday Favorites that did NOT make my personal menu for this year.

I am already having a wonderful Christmas with family and we hope you are as well. I work very hard to create my holiday menus and family recipes that are appropriate for sharing. Those of you who get it understand that making my mother Beatrice’s Apricot Cream Cheese Cookies truly embodies what healthier eating and our new lifestyle is all about. You have a few, enjoy the moment and move on. You have changed your life. Please enjoy.

Christmas Eve Appetizers

We celebrate Christmas Eve by having small plates of appetizers rather than a meal. I make seafood as a nod to the traditional Italian seven fishes celebration, and usually poach some large shrimp, make homemade cocktail sauce, and a special cheese plate. We open a bottle of Prosecco and watch a Holiday movie then open our gifts. My family are Christmas Eve ‘gift opening people’ while my husband’s family are Christmas morning folk, lol.

Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Day consists of appetizers followed by a simple plated meal and of course later on we have dessert!

Small Plate Appetizers

Main Meal