There’s nothing like a Christmas party to test your willpower as you lose pregnancy weight.
For some reason when Christmas rolls around it seems to encourage everyone to offer high calorie / cream filled / pastry wrapped / chocolate covered snacks when you meet up.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to avoid undoing all of your hard work from 2015, follow our tips below to host a great Christmas party that won’t be a calorie blow out.
Instead of creamy store bought dips and crackers, try a homemade dip (we love this hummus pictured above) along with some carrot and celery sticks.
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Swap sausage rolls for some homemade tomato and basil bruschetta using good quality bread and fresh toppings. In fact the tomato and basil combo looks quite festive with the red and green.
Leave the party pies out in favour of some mini frittatas. These can be packed with veggies and the egg helps to fill people up, which is especially good if they are having a few Christmas drinks.
Make some sweet potato wedges instead of offering crisps. These are much more nutritious and are super easy to prepare.

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  • Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into chips.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Toss the chips in a foil-lined or non-stick roasting tin with the oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

Recipe serves 4. Calories per serving: 207.
There are some fun sweet options that look super cute for Christmas such as our Strawberry Santa Hats.
A fruit platter is always a great option instead of (or as well as) a cake or pudding. There are plenty of options for fresh seasonal fruit in Summer – think melon, mango, berries and kiwis. You could also try making fruit skewers which are easy to eat as a finger food at a party.
For the non drinkers, swap a high sugar fruit punch for our Tropical Passion Punch instead, from our 28 Day Challenge.


  • 3 cups diced pineapple, fresh or tinned
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 & 1/2 cups fresh or tinned passionfruit pulp
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • ice cubes


  • If using tinned passionfruit pulp be sure to use a brand with no added sugar.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender on high until pureed.
  • Pour in a glass and serve.
  • Makes: 6 serves. Calories per serve: 94.

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