10 Healthy Holiday Recipes
Tis the season! Most Americans pack on additional pounds from now until New Year's Day because of extra calories lurking around every corner. Who can say no to gingerbread cookies, eggnog, candy canes and hot chocolate with extra whipped cream? So you won’t look like Santa’s twin coming into this new year, we’ve decided to give you our gift early – a list of our holiday favorites with healthy twist.
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Tis the Season!
Most Americans pack on additional pounds from now until New Year's Day because of extra calories lurking around every corner.
Who can say no to gingerbread cookies, eggnog, candy canes and hot chocolate with extra whipped cream? So you won’t look like Santa’s twin coming into this new year, we’ve decided to give you our gift early – a list of our holiday favorites with healthy twist.
1. Low-Fat Eggnog
Nothing screams holiday like a cup of eggnog! Light up the Christmas tree and sip on this low-calorie version flavored with citrus, vanilla, and for those who wish to be a little naughty - a splash of bourbon.
2. Oven-Fried Latkes
Frying these latkes in the oven saves a ton of calories and fat. Not to mention it’s much easier to clean. This simple recipe takes only 15 minutes to cook, and bakes 16 latkes. A perfect party appetizer!
3. Spicy Cherry Christmas Ham
Turkey on Thanksgiving is like ham on Christmas, a holiday must. To save calories, try this Spicy Cherry Glaze made with cherries, chilies, and cinnamon. A perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
4. Healthy Holiday Breakfast Crepe with Pesto
Celebrate Christmas morning with this guilt free and delicious holiday breakfast crepe. Featuring basil, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, and whole-wheat flour.
5. Holiday Fruit and Nut Bark
This fruit and nut bark is the perfect holiday treat. Not only is it delicious and healthy, but it’s extremely easy to make. Taking only 10 minutes, this bark combines dried cherries, unsalted pistachios, ginger and dark chocolate. Bring on the antioxidants!
6. Crock-Pot Baked Apples
Fruit for dessert? Yes! This crock-pot baked apple recipe tastes just like an apple pie without the guilt.
7. Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies
These tasty treats are simply sweet, and are a healthy alternative to the traditional sugar cookie. What better way to get your recommended daily dose of whole-grain than by eating a cookie?
8. Barcelona Hot Chocolate
Spain and Europe has twice the antioxidants of a five-ounce glass of red wine and two to three times more than a cup of green tea!
9. Date, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Ball
The date, walnut and blue cheese ball is the perfect accessory to any holiday party. Prepare this healthy appetizer two days ahead of time, and try pairing it veggies.
10. Red & White Salad
This bittersweet red and white salad is merry and bright! At only 92 calories, this recipe is a great way to sneak in your winter vegetables.