We offer updates on classic holiday side dishes and desserts, tested by City of Hope dietitians, that use seasonal vegetables and fruits, herbs, egg whites and spices to minimize the need for butter, salt and cream.
Of course, if you're a cancer patient, talk with your doctor, nurse or dietitian about any eating issues that might affect you during treatment.
Food preparation is a big responsibility. Holiday food preparation is an even bigger responsibility, especially if one of your guests is a cancer patient.
To make your holiday recipes healthier, without anyone noticing, try these recipe substitutions. A healthier holiday meal doesn't have to mean a big plate of raw carrots and kale – not that there's anything wrong with that.