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Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 5

Pumpkin-Orange Muffins Canola oil spray 1 egg 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1 tsp. dried grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin lightly… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 6

Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Spread Canola cooking spray 2 lbs. sweet bell peppers, preferably a combination of red and orange 1 small eggplant, about 1 lb. 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Preheat oven to… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 7

Lite Hummus Dip Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz.) chick peas, rinsed and drained, 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic (or to taste), 1 Tbsp. sesame tahini, 6-8 Tbsp. reduced sodium vegetable broth or water, 1-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, Hot pepper sauce… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 8

Cranberry Flax Pumpkin Bread Ingredients Canola oil spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 2 large eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup 100 percent apple… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 9

Holiday Quinoa Salad 3/4 cup quinoa 1¾ cups water 3/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt, divided 1/2 medium Fuji apple, cored and finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint 11/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions, green and white parts… Read more »

Health Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 10

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Apricots and Cornbread  4 cups cornbread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing squash, 2 large Spanish onions, thinly sliced, 1/2 cup finely diced celery with leaves 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic 1 1/2 cups hot water or vegetable… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 11

New England Holiday Pudding 1/2 cup yellow (enriched) cornmeal, 5 cups reduced-fat milk (2 percent), scalded (see Note), 1/2 cup molasses, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 3 cups fruit fresh, frozen, or canned (peaches, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.), lightly sweetened to taste, as… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 12

Three-Ways Hot Cocoa Mix 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, 1/4 cup dried egg whites, 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice, 1/4 tsp. ground clove, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper, 6” cinnamon sticks (optional) for garnish, Black tea bags… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 13

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Fritters with Field Greens Butternut squash and chickpeas are the perfect combination for this vegetarian entrée. Legumes like chickpeas pack protein and the B vitamin folate, and winter squash is rich in carotenoids, a group of phytochemicals. Both are also rich in fiber, which has been shown to support growth of… Read more »