The holidays are quickly approaching and we all know it’s hard to say no to the delicious dishes that surround us. Whether it’s family dinners, office cook-ins or neighborhood cookie swaps, the “cheat meals” turn into cheat days. We have teamed up with our Publix Aprons Chefs and Corporate Dietitians to bring you delicious substitutions for those holiday classics. Not only will your palate thank you, but your waistline will too!


These yummy sides are healthier options and are so delicious you won’t be able to tell they contain less fat, calories or carbs.

Roasted Vegetable Waldorf Salad

Creamy Spinach and Mushrooms

Wild Rice with Roasted Potatoes and Squash

Holiday Pumpkin Soup

Cranberry-Berry Compote


Looking for a lighter fare holiday meal? Choose from these delicious options:

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Just because you’re choosing to cut the calories this holiday season, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to something sweet! Whip up these recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth. We promise your taste buds won’t be disappointed.

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Roasted Pineapple Skewers

Strawberry Clouds with Vanilla Sauce

Strawberry Clouds with Vanilla Sauce








You and your guests will love these healthier swaps. Tell us what some of your favorite holiday dishes are. We might have a Better Choice recipe for you to share with the family!

Sasha W.

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Sasha W. began her career at Publix in 2007 as a cashier and has since gained experience in both Event Planning and Social Media – which is perfect, because the combination of those two interests are what drive the writing behind her favorite blog posts! A New England girl turned southern belle, Sasha loves taking her puppy on tropical adventures all throughout Florida. Describing herself as fifty percent manatee and fifty percent flamingo, Sasha hopes to bring fun and unique ideas to your future events!

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