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Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

Get the best Healthy Recipes for the Holidays!
The holidays can be a joyful time for many, but also can cause weight gain. Here are some healthy and delicious recipes to help keep you trim during the holidays!

Low Calorie Eggnog
Use 1 1/2 cups of milk, or replace with almond or soy milk 1 vanilla bean (remove seeds) or use 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract Add nutmeg and cinnamon to taste 3 egg whites Mix ingredients in your blender until smooth, than put in a pot to heat up, but do not bring to a complete boil and voila you have easy delicious low fat eggnog You can also replace the egg whites with bananas if you would like a vegan approach

Stuffed Cabbage (Good All Year Round)
This is a family recipe made in the Lithuanian/Latvian tradition, it is very low fat
Take a cabbage and peal off the leaves and separate them Fill each cabbage leaf with stuffing which is comprised of either real meat, or for a low fat vegetarian option use ground soy meat Cook the meat first and mix with small pieces of diced onion Wrap the cabbage and seal tight with a toothpick Top the cabbage with a special sweet and sour tomato sauce To make the sauce combine regular plain red sauce with about a tablespoon of vinegar, brown sugar to taste and sea salt Place the cabbages in a pot filled with about 1 cup of water, and boil till they are ready They will come out delicious and very low calorie Traditionally the meat is mixed with rice, but you can easily leave this out for a low carb version with all the flavor

Christmas Kale and Spinach Salad
This is a simple recipe and all about presentation! Buy Red Cabbage and Dark Green Kale and Mix in a blender. Add in diced tomatoes, and cranberries. Top with a homemade raspberry vinaigrette. To make the dressing take 1/2 cup fresh raspberries and mix with 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of oil. Add a tablespoon of sugar, and a touch of honey if you like it sweet! Mix together in a blender. You will have a gorgeous EASY and HEALTHY, Red and Green Christmas Salad.

Raw delicious cookies
Mix 1/4 cup of oil with 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (or carob chips for a healthier option) and 1/4 cup of raw sugar Stir in 1 1/2 cup of flaked oats, and 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds. You can also add raisins to the mixture if you like that flavor. Shape the mixture into balls, adding a sprinkle of salt to taste. Place this mixture onto wax or parchment paper. Chill them in the refrigerator until they are firm. Than they will be ready to eat! Delicious and healthy! Bon Apetit!

 

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