Healthy Holiday Recipes to Do
Is it just me or does the Christmas holidays make you feel like puttering about the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes too? 🙂 That’s certainly the case with me. Anyway, I’m planning early this year lest I panic again over what to cook come Christmas Eve. If you also want to get as much as possible done beforehand, check out the list of healthy holiday recipes I plan to do on the 24th. Of course, since I’m just an enthusiastic foodie and newbie cook, all the recipes I gathered are really easy and quick to make. Will be doing the first three listed here. The rest are other lovely-sounding recipes worth considering. Check them out and see if there’s anything that might catch your fancy:
Krista Haynes, R.D., says on NUTRiLiving that any citrus fruit would be a good replacement for grapefruit.
See the cute star in the photo? Totally copying that, haha!
One of the reviewers of this recipe mentioned adding a dash of paprika to give the flavor a subtle kick. Sounds like a great idea so I’m totally doing that. Another said that 50 grams of butter is already more than enough, so I’ll have to play the amount of butter by ear.
Also, I imagine that this would go well with herb-flavored biscuits (see the third to the last recipe below).
Warm and comforting. Just what the holidays should be like. By the way, this recipe’s spiked but you can easily omit the liqueur if you wish.
Other healthy holiday recipes worth considering
Worried about calories? HuffPo says you can substitute mayonnaise with healthier alternatives like low-fat plain Greek yogurt or mustard or Mediterranean-inspired spreads like baba ghanoush.
It was this recipe that made me Google for substitutes for flounder. According to Gathered Table, flounder has a delicate texture and a mild to medium flavor and can be substituted with cod, haddock, pollock, butterfish, lake perch, lingcod, and sole. Yep, it’s almost like the recipe above, sans the cheese.
This recipe reminds me of the Wildflour Cafe + Bakery biscuit I had at a Thanksgiving dinner last month. That biscuit was sooo good. I’m still thinking about it. This particular biscuit seems to be a good option for those who prefer savory snacks. Will definitely do this next year.
In the Philippines, flaxseed and chia seeds can be bought at Shopee PH, Healthy Options, and Galleon PH. Flaxseed is cheaper than chia. The Shopee PH seller I buy from sells both products in 50-gram and 100-gram pouches.
The only reason why I’m not doing this is because I don’t know where to buy peppermint extract. 😐 Can anyone point me to where I could buy this ingredient in Manila? Thanks!
Which of these do you feel like doing? Tell me what you’re planning to make or serve on Christmas Eve. 🙂
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