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Healthy holiday cooking
November 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Do you cook healthy foods for the holidays?

What are some of your favorite dishes to make?

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  • natesmom1228
    November 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    No not really. This is comfort food time for me.

  • Heather2001
    November 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Nope

  • michiganmom116
    November 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    It's so EASY to have yummy "comfort" foods that are healthy!


    I'm making the stuffing with grain-free cornbread (homemade) and using mushrooms as an added filler.  No Stovetop here.

    I'll be adding crumbled bacon and sauteed mushrooms to green beans instead of the typical heavy cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions.

    No mashed potatoes and gravy.  There's no value to them and all they'll do is fill you up with empty calories.

    Butternut squash with a bit of butter and honey instead of the sweet potato casserole loaded with sugar and marshmallows.

    No rolls, for the same reason as the mashed potatoes and gravy.

    Fresh broccoli salad instead of broccoli casserole with it's heavy sauces and cheese.

    Fresh cranberries, oranges, and apples are ground together and lightly sweetened with honey instead of the sugar-heavy cranberry sauce.

    Desserts:  pies will have almond flour crusts (yummier than regular crusts and much more healthy) and the lowest amount of honey needed for sweetening.  I have a gingerbread pumpkin trifle on the menu, but the gingerbread will be made grain-free, the pumpkin filling is made from scratch (no boxed mixes involved), and the whipped cream will be made from real cream, not a bunch of chemicals.

  • MichelleK41
    November 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Oh yeah veggies and with sweets I substitute sometimes the fatty add ins for a healthier add in.

  • tayanddyl
    November 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

     I don't

  • MamaMandee
    November 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    No, it is a special treat so I dont think about it. 

  • Juniper53098
    November 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Would you share some of your recipes?  

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    It's so EASY to have yummy "comfort" foods that are healthy!


    I'm making the stuffing with grain-free cornbread (homemade) and using mushrooms as an added filler.  No Stovetop here.

    I'll be adding crumbled bacon and sauteed mushrooms to green beans instead of the typical heavy cream of mushroom soup and french-fried onions.

    No mashed potatoes and gravy.  There's no value to them and all they'll do is fill you up with empty calories.

    Butternut squash with a bit of butter and honey instead of the sweet potato casserole loaded with sugar and marshmallows.

    No rolls, for the same reason as the mashed potatoes and gravy.

    Fresh broccoli salad instead of broccoli casserole with it's heavy sauces and cheese.

    Fresh cranberries, oranges, and apples are ground together and lightly sweetened with honey instead of the sugar-heavy cranberry sauce.

    Desserts:  pies will have almond flour crusts (yummier than regular crusts and much more healthy) and the lowest amount of honey needed for sweetening.  I have a gingerbread pumpkin trifle on the menu, but the gingerbread will be made grain-free, the pumpkin filling is made from scratch (no boxed mixes involved), and the whipped cream will be made from real cream, not a bunch of chemicals.


  • sassymomntx1961
    November 18, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    I dont usually dont to much cooking but I love my turkey,ham,dressing and pumpkin pie .

  • Hottmomma607
    November 18, 2012 at 4:14 AM
    DH takes his moms stuffed bell peppers recipe&use creamy chicken broth instead of the tub of butter it calls for! We try! It taste good though!!

    Quoting tayanddyl:

     I don't

  • emilyrosenj
    November 18, 2012 at 7:55 AM
    I am trying to be healthier this year, but I haven't actually cooked anything for the holiday yet so we''ll see

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