Healthy Holiday Recipes

My favorite part about this time of the year, besides the decorations, is all of the food! Baked goods, holiday hams, casseroles, and veggies…it’s a lot of calories to be excited for. This year, I am not sure where I’ll be eating, but in the off chance that I end up cooking I am trying not to abandon my healthy eating. On that note, also keep it relatively affordable and easy to make.

Healthy Holiday recipes to perfect before the big feast:

Paleo approved stuffing with Sweet Potato, cranberries and cauliflower

Recipe Includes: sweet potatoes, mushrooms, cauliflower, bacon, celery, apples, rosemary and cranberries
Recipe Includes: sweet potatoes, mushrooms, cauliflower, bacon, celery, apples, rosemary and cranberries

Carmelized brussel sprouts – a vegetarian side

2 Tbsp olive oil 3 cups fresh Brussels sprouts, sliced in half 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

Maple Balsamic Roasted Veggies

Recipe includes: carrots, parsnips, rutabegas and sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato sausage hash for Thanksgiving breakfast

Recipe includes: 2 links Spicy Italian Sausage, casing removed 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into tiny cubes 1 small onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, cored and seeded, and diced • Salt • Black pepper • Pinch paprika • Pinch onion powder • Pinch garlic powder • Pinch Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 green onion, chopped ¼ cup grated asiago cheese

Smashed blueberry lemon loaf cake

nonstick neutral oil spray 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest 3/4 cup Wallaby Organic Nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup coconut or vegetable oil (Make this cake 100% fat-free using apple sauce in place of oil!) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups whole blueberries, lightly smashed 1/4 cup flour for coating the smashed blueberries* * If you’d prefer to leave the blueberries whole, only add 2 tablespoons flour to coat them, and add two tablespoons flour to the 1 1/4 cups flour in the batter

The perfect 200 calorie apple crisp

1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 cup butter 10 medium peaches or apples

Kale and wild rice casserole

2 large bunches of Kale, leaves torn 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk (I used 2%) 1 cup chicken broth (or veggie broth) 1/4 cup heavy cream or canned coconut milk 4 cups cooked wild rice 1 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large sweet onions, sliced into thin rings salt and pepper

Herbed mashed potatoes

3lbs red potatoes, diced herbs of choice – I used parsley, dill, chives, and green onions chopped very fine 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbs organic grass fed butter or olive oil 1 cup unsweetened almond milk sea salt & pepper

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