These easy-to-make, healthy, low-calorie side-dishes will steal the show when it comes to hosting your holiday dinners. Traditionally, the veggie side dishes of the holidays are covered in butter, salt or sugar. These delicious alternatives bring out the natural flavor of the vegetables without the guilt. Although these recipes are best served right away, the prep work can be done ahead of time, making your next family meal a simple, good-for-you production.
Let’s face it. December is a month of decadence. But it doesn’t mean that you have to suffer through the holidays drinking lemon infused sparkling water. These three holiday mocktails are not only delicious, they are low-calorie and wonderfully festive. You’ll feel good knowing that your beverage is in line with your healthy eating plan and will carry you into the New Year feeling confident and in-control of your diet. Happy Holidays!
It’s hard to argue that soup is one of the best comfort foods around. What better way to use leftover turkey than in a delicious turkey noodle soup that’s made in the slow-cooker? During the busy Christmas holiday, this easy recipe will allow you to continue to tend to your friends and family without disappearing in the kitchen for hours on end, and maybe even give you some extra time to put your feet up. Worried about having leftover leftovers? Remember that you can freeze the leftover soup in small batches for continued enjoyment throughout the cold winter months. Enjoy!
Nothing screams the holidays like peppermint. It shows up in the mochas at your favorite coffee shop, in seasonal cookies, cakes, and barks, and of course in arguably the most iconic of all holiday sweets – the candy cane. Pep up your smoothie game with this month’s recharge card recipe for a decadent Chocolate Candy Cane protein shake without the guilt.
Before you’re even asked what you’ll bring for Thanksgiving dinner, make it known that you’re in charge of the apple pie. This recipe, made without a crust, is one of the most delicious desserts you’ll taste this holiday season. Without the having to complete with the flavors (or the challenges) of a crust, the apples take center stage. Coupled with a sweet crumble you’ve got an easy-to-make holiday recipe that won’t break the calorie bank. Consider topping with a little low-calorie whipped cream or ice cream for some holiday decadence. Enjoy!