Category Archives: HOLIDAY RECIPES

Mixed Fruit-Dip

Mixed Fruit-Dip is an easy and quick snack or appetizer recipe that takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. It is best used for large gatherings or events and holiday crowds. SUMMARY: Strawberries, kiwi fruit and bananas are sliced and served with a dip made with: apricot preserves, yogurt, cream cheese and cinnamon for a very creamy dip served with fruit. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 12 servings. Mixed Fruit-Dip will be loved by all of your familymixed-fruit-dip, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups sliced apples
1-1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese
6 packets stevia sweetener
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe for a creamy and rich ham and portatoes meal. It makes (16) servings which would work as a great option for large holiday and event crowds. It takes (30) minutes of Prep time and (30) minutes to bake. Ingredients include: red potatoes, smoked ham, green onions, sour cream and cheese. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Scalloped Potatoes Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.scalloped-potatoes-casserole

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

(4-1/2 lbs) red potatoes (about 14),
cut into 1/4″ thick slices

1 (16 oz) carton fat-free sour cream
1 (12 oz) box 2% Velveeta (or other brand), cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 lb. (1/2 of a 1-lb. pkg) smoked ham from luncheon meat section, chopped

4 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
broccoli-quinoa-slawTotal Time: 70 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Slaw:

1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Healthy Roast Turkey

Healthy Roast Turkey is a great recipe for a delicious, well seasoned and herbed Christmas turkey. It includes a dry rub and gravy recipe. This is a 12 to 14 lb. turkey recipe. NOTE: You will need to refrigerate the turkey for 12 to 24 hours before cooking to let the rub work; so plan ahead of time. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low sodium, low cholesterol, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Healthy Roast Turkey will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-roast-turkey

Cooking Time: About 3 Hours.
Total recipe time: About 15-28 Hours,
(Includes marinating time of 12-24 Hours).

INGREDIENTS:

Rub:

1 (12-14 lb) turkey
4 bay leaves
2 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper, (or more)

For Turkey & Gravy:

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup minced fresh sage + 2 Tbsp, divided
2 cups hot water
3-4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 cup apple brandy

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad is an easy and quick (10) minute total time, no-cooking recipe. A nice option for large crowds. This makes (8) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Summmary: Fresh pear slices, red onions, toasted pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing are combined together to make this simple, delicious, easy and quick dinner salad. It could also be used as an option for Christmas holiday gatherings. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Blue Cheese-Pear Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
blue-cheese-pear-saladTotal Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz) bag torn mixed salad greens
2 fresh pears, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup Blue Cheese crumbles
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing