Holiday Survival

You shopped, you ate, you drank and the holidays conquered you. Happens every year - your best intentions to stay healthy through the holidays is lost in the hustle and bustle. Not this year. You will conquer the festive season.

Surviving the holidays requires expert help. Meet Revive Wellness a local group of private practice Dietitians. They’ve just released a Holiday Survival Guide full of tips on navigating parties and potlucks, minimizing the impact of emotions and stress on cravings and fitting physical activity into busy schedules. Cheers to that!

The guide features 16 delicious, Dietician-approved recipes to help you create a healthy holiday menu. It’s also full of helpful tips to keep you on track. Check our holiday survival guide for a new tip each Wednesday.

Buy the guide online at or at the Revive Wellness office (3140 Parsons Road).

Here’s a yummy recipe to get you in the kitchen.

Greek Salad Skewers

12 cocktail skewers
12 black olives, pitted
12 cherry or grape tomatoes
1 English cucumber sliced into 12 slices, ½ inch thick
12 – ½ inch squares of Feta cheese
12 – ½ inch squares of red pepper
12 – ½ inch squares of green pepper

After prepping all pieces, place on the skewers in the following order: cucumber, tomato, feta, green pepper, red pepper, olive. Serve with either tzatziki sauce for dipping, or drizzle with Greek salad dressing. Makes 12 Skewers.

Nutritional analysis per skewer:
58 calories, 4.5 g fat, 2.3 g carbohydrate, 2.4 g protein, .4 g fibre, 230 mg sodium