Recipe Tag: holidays

Basil Bison Bites

Hosting or going to a party and looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional bite-sized meatball? Here is the perfect recipe with more nutrients than lean ground beef–lean Bison meat is a healthy source of protein, with less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It contains higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are important in fighting chronic inflammation.

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team

Nutty Gingerbread Chews

These scrumptious cookies have just the right amount of sugar and spice to make them the perfect festive holiday treat. Not only are these little gems safe for those who cannot stomach gluten, but the traditional holiday spice cinnamon has been shown to help to keep blood glucose levels in check. Make sure to keep a batch of these on had in case of unexpected holiday guests or as a reward with a cup of antioxidant rich green tea once all the gift wrapping is done.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta

Festive Chickpea Tart

This tart takes center stage at holiday dinners, with its combination of chickpeas, spinach, crunchy walnuts, and savory seasonings.

It’s a family and reader favorite!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Tempeh

I usually for butternut squash with a long neck and a small bulb so that you get the most squash and the least amount of seeds. For this recipe, I want the opposite—a larger cavity for filling and just a little squash to add to my stuffing.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters

Apple and Kale Stuffed Turkey Breast

Looking for an alternative to cooking a whole turkey, try stuffing a turkey breast roast with local seasonal apples and nutrition rich kale.

Turkey is an excellent source of protein, which will help to prevent dessert induced blood-sugar crashes. Kale promotes regular digestion, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating, and the pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. So enjoy this healthy alternative with your family and friends this Thanksgiving weekend.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist