Category Archives: HOLIDAY RECIPES

Healthy Chocolate Trifle

Healthy Chocolate Trifle is a delicious English dessert recipe for a large holiday or event; such as Christmas, Easter or any large dinner crowds. It contains all sugar-free ingredients making it very diet-friendly. Ingredients Include: Sugar-Free chocolate cake mix, sugar-free chocolate pudding and unsweetened cherries. This is also a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Serving Size: (1) cup per serving. Healthy Chocolate Trifle will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
healthy-chocolate-trifle
INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) box chocolate sugar-free cake mix
3/4 cup water
1 (1 oz) box chocolate sugar-free,
fat-free instant pudding mix

2 cups skim milk
1 (16 oz) bag frozen,
unsweetened-red-tart pitted cherries, thawed

2 or 3 drops of red food coloring
2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Sugar-free chocolate curls (optional)

Avocado-Bean Appetizer

Avocado-Bean Appetizer [Note: You will need a (10″) Pie Pan or Pizza Pan for this recipe]. This is a quick (1) Hour no-cooking recipe which would work well for large holiday or event gatherings. It takes (20) minutes to prepare and (1) hour to chill for a fantastic, layered-dip and served with tortilla chips. Ingredients Include: Avocados, refried beans, sour cream, Cheddar and Colby-Jack cheese, olives and tomatoes. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 16 Servings. Serving Size: (3/4) cup per serving. Avocado-Bean Appetizer will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.avocado-bean-appetizer
Cooking Time: No-Cooking.
Refrigeration Time: 1 Hour.
Equipment Needed: 10″ Pie Pan or Pizza Pan

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10.5 oz) can refried beans
2 medium-size avocadoes, mashed
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
1 (4-1/2 oz) can chopped ripe olives
2 large tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, chopped
2 bags tortilla chips

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower is a delicious side recipe that will work well as an option for holiday meals such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. It takes only (1) Hour total time to make. Ingredients Include: Fresh cauliflower, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, green and red bell peppers and Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
cheesy-baked-cauliflower
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

1 head cauliflower, separated into florets
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Paprika, (optional)

Triple-Berry Trifle

Triple-Berry Trifle is an easy and quick (15) minute recipe for an English dessert for your Christmas Day dinner crowd. Ingredients Include: A store bought, already baked, angel food cake, fresh, blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla pudding mix and whipped topping. It is all placed in a large bowl in 3 layers and makes for a fabulous show-piece when served. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (14) servings. Triple-Berry trifle will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2cups cold skim milk
1 (1 oz) box sugar-free, fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 oz) container fat-free vanilla yogurt
(6 oz) low-fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (12 oz)tub frozen light whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 prepared¬† (18″) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pint each blackberries, red raspberries and blueberries

Chopped Christmas Salad

Chopped Christmas Salad is a delicious recipe for any holiday but especially for Christmas. An unusual feature is that: You can eat this salad with a spoon! It is full of great flavors, colors and textures. Ingredients Include: celery, carrots, red bell pepper, apple, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cheese and nuts combined with a vinegar, oil and honey vinaigrette. There “IS” a lot of work to do with the tedious task of chopping but it will be well worth the effort in the end. Your family and guests will rave over this dish. It will stay crisp also and not wilt, even the next day, fresh and crisp! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low saturated fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Chopped Christmas Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.chopped-christmas-salad
Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 medium-size celery ribs, diced (1/4″)
2 medium-size carrots, diced (1/4″)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (1/4″)
1 medium-size apple, peeled, cored, diced (1/4″)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1/4″)
1 cup sliced Treviso or radicchio
1 cup sliced arugula, tough stems removed
1 cup thinly sliced napa, Savoy or other soft cabbage
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (see “Tip” at end of recipe)