French food comes alive during the holidays. In fact, some of the country's finest foods are reserved for Les Fetes (the holidays). Oysters, foie gras (there's a vegetarian version of this French classic, if you can believe it), la buche de Noel (a gorgeous winter cake), fine chocolates, papillotes (beautifully wrapped candies or chocolates), and amazing wines and Champagnes, of course.
This list may sound delicious — it tastes delicious too — but it's long enough to derail even the best of healthy intentions during the holiday season. And it's not just French cuisine that can pose a problem to the health-minded. Holiday food isn't always friendly to those who love it.
But if you pay attention to how things are done on this side of the Atlantic, you'll find that pleasure is not the enemy of well-being! Just do like the French, and all will be well: