HEALTHY HERITAGE KITCHEN demonstrates healthy versions of traditional holiday meals for ethnic communities. Hosted by Wilbert Jones, a Chicago based chef and food product developer this Wilbert will demonstrate how to prepare healthy recipes for Kwanzaa. Many ethnic American communities suffer from diet related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. The holiday season provides little relief. This program introduces some simple substitutions that viewers can use to lighten up their holiday culinary celebrations. Wilbert Jones introduces ingredients used in his recipes for Spoon Bread, Seafood Stew and Pecan Coconut pie that present alternative ways to cut cholesterol, sodium, and fat. Later , Wilbert Jones is joined by Sira Williams to discuss the celebration of Kwanza.