Holiday Boards

Holiday Boards

I am in shock how fast Christmas got here. My son is two and a half months and I go back to work January 2! Luckily I am going back to 4 days a week, making that an extra day to spend with Bryce. We have had a busy Christmas season so far. Bryce’s first Christmas has been filled with events to get us in the spirit:

  • Started with DiDonato’s for their light show, bowling, and mini golf with my husband’s family.
  • Terrain Garden Cafe for lunch before checking out the lights at Longwood Gardens.
  • Longwood Gardens getting our exercise in while seeing the lights.
  • Creamy Acres for their light show with some friends.
  • Duffield’s Farm second Christmas Festival where I decorated and hosted it at my family’s farm with Santa, Mrs. Clause, gingerbread cookie decorating, hayride, craft vendors, hot chocolate, and more. It was a beautiful day, I sure was exhausted.
  • Peddler’s Village the day after the Christmas Festival.
  • Our Crew’s Christmas Party (I made the candy cane caprese board for it—see below)
  • West Chester for a Christmas wedding weekend
  • This week we are trying to go to Smithville or Philly (Depending on weather)
  • This weekend my church’s Christmas services start—come on out to True North!

Some days we are exhausted, but I love this time of year and want to take advantage of being on maternity leave! I am so busy with exploring places that I am slacking in the Christmas gift buying and getting prepared for the day itself. If you are busy but want to bring something cute to a party check out these ideas below to be a hit at your party!

Make sure you keep your health in mind this holiday season. You can still live a healthy lifestyle while not depriving yourself this season with these tips:

  • Eat something small before going so you aren’t starving
  • Have a small portion of a higher calorie/fat/sugar/salt item— try taking 2-3 bites to satisfy those taste buds
  • Use a smaller plate (try not to go back for seconds)
  • Fill your plate correctly:
    • 1st: veggies
    • 2nd: fruit
    • 3rd: protein
    • 4th: starch
    • 5th: sweets
  • Skip the items you can get anytime of the year and enjoy the items you only get during the holidays (my fav are the cinnamon buns at brunch)
  • Stay active with the fam or do a quick 30 minute workout in the morning
  • Bring the healthier dish
  • Be nice to yourself with positive self talk. Eating healthy then beating yourself up will do worse on your body than those cookies!
  • Enjoy your time with the people you love!

Candy Cane Caprese Board

  • Tomato
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil
  • Toast
  • Balsamic glaze

Mediterranean Veggie Tray

  • Raw tomatoes
  • Raw Cucumbers
  • Crackers
  • Roasted mushrooms, brussles, zucchini, peppers
  • Hummus

Pancake Board

  • Pancakes (homemade or frozen)
  • sauteed apples with cinnamon
  • banana
  • candied walnuts
  • whip cream
  • butter
  • chocolate chips
  • pomegrante seeds
  • maple syrup
  • sprinkles

Avocado Toast Board

  • Whole grain toast
  • Avocado slices or mashed
  • tomatoes
  • arugula
  • everything but the bagel seasoning
  • hot sauce
  • balsamic glaze

I would love to see what you create or if you use any of these board ideas!

Just tag me on instagram!



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