Trying to eat healthy over the holidays and avoid the annual weight creep? You can! I recently shared these healthy holiday recipes with Boulder Magazine.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
1 large head cauliflower
5 large garlic cloves
Sea salt to taste
2 tbs. organic butter or ghee
1 tbs. fresh chives
Ground black pepper to taste
1. Chop cauliflower into large chunks.
2. Steam until soft (able to smash with a fork)
3. Add butter/ghee and salt
4. Blend until smooth with hand mixer
5. Top with chives and black pepper.
Revised Pumpkin Pie (no refined flours or sugars)
1 can 14oz can organic pumpkin puree
1 cup almond flour
¼ cup almond milk
3 organic eggs+ 1 egg yolk
¼ cup local honey
¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350F (if you’re making your pie right after making the crust, just reduce the temperature).
2. Combine almond flour, eggs, honey and maple syrup and blend for 2-3 minutes until completely smooth, add almond milk slowly. It is very important to blend until completely smooth, otherwise your custard will be watery.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until combined.
4. Pour into cooled organic pie shell (doesn’t need to be room temperature, just cool enough to touch). Spread the top out evenly with a spatula.
5. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow pie to cool completely before serving.
Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that have endless health benefits, roasting vegetables with healthy fats like oils and nuts will bring out the best flavor enjoy the taste and healthy benefits of this side.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lbs Brussels sprouts cut in 1/2
1 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
1 medium apples, finely chopped
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs. chopped pecans
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. Add olive oil, Brussels sprouts, onions, apples, vinegar, salt and pepper to a bowl and stir well
3. Pour mixture into a baking dish
4. Bake at 400 for 12-18 minutes
5. While Brussels are roasting, mix pecans, vinegar and herbs in a small bowl
6. Remove Brussels from oven and add pecans to baking dish. Stir well
7. Return to oven for an additional 6-10 minutes
Stuffing Made Over
12 ounces sprouted grain bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
9 ounces organic chicken or turkey sausage
5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cups chopped organic onion
1 1/4 cups sliced fennel bulb
1 1/4 cups chopped carrot
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
3 cups chopped Golden Delicious apple
2 teaspoons honey
1 1/2 cups organic chicken broth
2 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until golden, stirring after 8 minutes. Place in a large bowl.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Coat pan with coconut oil. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add sausage to bread.
4. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 3 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through garlic). Add 1/4 teaspoon pepper; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add vegetables to sausage mixture.
5. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add apple and sugar; sauté 5 minutes or until apple caramelizes, stirring occasionally. Add to the sausage mixture.
6. Combine broth and eggs in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to sausage mixture; toss well to combine.
7. Spoon sausage mixture into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with coconut oil. Cover with foil. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover dish; bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until browned and crisp.
Check back for a link the the full article in Boulder Magazine.
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