Guilt-Free Holiday Recipes

By Leland • Food • 8 Dec 2015

2014-12-15-CandyCaneCookies-2The holidays are almost upon us, which means it’s that time of year where we forget about the calories and sugar intake. And why shouldn’t we? It’s the holidays! We can afford a couple extra Christmas cookies or chocolate-covered pretzels, but once the holidays are over, some of us regret our holiday dietary decisions. If you don’t want to be regretting your dietary choices after the holidays this season, consider some healthier options for a holiday meal or snack this season.

Slimmed-Down Green Bean Casserole

Maybe it’s after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you have to discard one of the best recipse in the book. In fact, you can even make it a bit on the healthy side. This “slimmer” version of the classic Green Bean casserole still offers that creamy flavor with the sweet tang of onions and texture. The over all recipe takes about an hour, with prep time being 45 minutes and cooking only taking 20 minutes!

Get the full recipe at the Food Network.

Brown Sugar-Cured Turkey with Apple-Bourbon Gravy

It may not sound like the healthiest, but this recipe incorproates special ingredients not only bring out the flavor of this cured turkey, but also give it a little more healthy factors to it. It incorporates apples, celery stalks, and parsely.

Find this healthy holidy entree at Cooking Light.

Low-Carb Candy Cane Cookies

Face it–we all love carbs, but if you’re looking to cut down on them this season but still want all the sugar cookies your heart desires, then try these candy cane cookies. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies, which is perfect because you can also share them with friends or family at a holiday feast.

Find the full recipe at www.nola.com.

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