Category: Recipes

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 16

Tomato and Red Pepper Dip Ingredients: 1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 oz.) white beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup tomato paste, preferably reduced sodium 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 Tbsp. lowfat mayonnaise 1 tsp. dry oregano 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/4 tsp. ground chili powder or pinch… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 17

Balsamic Glazed Carrots 1 Tbsp. peanut or canola oil 4 cups baby-cut carrots or 1/2-inch diagonally sliced carrots 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. brown sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots. Sauté until carrots become tender crisp and start to brown slightly,… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 18

Roasted Turkey Breast Porchetta-Style Ingredients: 1 tsp. coriander seed 1 tsp. fennel seed 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh sage 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 (5-7 lb.) whole turkey breast, bone-in 4 cups low-sodium chicken… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 19

Iced Almond Chai     3 green cardamom pods, cracked 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon 2 whole cloves 1/2 tsp. anise seed 1 tsp. black peppercorns 3 cups cold water 3 black teabags 3 chai teabags with black tea 3 cups boiling water 1 1/3 cups unsweetened almond milk, chilled 8 – 10 tsp. agave syrup,… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 20

Spiced Cranberry Pears Give canned pears gourmet appeal by gently simmering them with dried cranberries and spices. The result is so good people will think the recipe came from a celebrity chef.       Ingredients: 3 cups cranberry-raspberry juice 1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 strips orange zest, 2-inches x 1-inch 1/2 tsp. ground allspice… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 21

Honey-Roasted Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes and Apples Virginia’s apple orchards abound with many apple varieties every autumn, but did you know that apples and cider are often used to sweeten autumn vegetables. This recipe calls for three autumn favorites: parsnips, sweet potatoes and apples to make one healthful meal to warm the cooler months. Parsnips are… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 22

Herbed Chicken Cutlets Ingredients 1 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves 1 cup lightly packed spearmint leaves 3 Tbsp. finely chopped onion 1/2-inch slice fresh ginger, chopped 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp. roasted sesame oil 1/2 tsp. grated lime zest Freshly ground pepper 2 (8-10 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil,… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 23

Brown Rice Pilaf with Sage, Walnuts and Dried Fruit 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium stalk celery, ends trimmed and chopped 2 cups uncooked brown rice 2 1/2 cups water 2 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1/4 cup dark raisins 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1 tsp. dried… Read more »

Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 24

Apple Spice Bread A mixture of white and whole wheat flour adds fiber to this tasty quick bread. This recipe freezes well. Ingredients: Cooking spray 2 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 cups) 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. ground… Read more »