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Do you cook healthy foods for the holidays?

What are some of your favorite dishes to make?

by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM
Replies (11-20):
tayanddyl
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:56 AM
I've started using cream of mushroom soup in most of my recipes also. But my cornbread dressing must have those 4 sticks of butter I can't deviate from that one

LOL


Quoting Hottmomma607:

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

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michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:11 AM

I put them in the reply you quoted.  Thanks for asking!

Quoting Juniper53098:

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 make this in an 8 x 8 pan, then dice it for the stuffing http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Mushroom-Stuffing :


Paleo ‘Corn’ Muffins

Posted By EstherW On November 24, 2011 @ 9:41 am In All Recipes,Baked Goods

Cooking Time: 20-25min

Serves: 5

Ingredients and Cooking Steps

  • 1/3 C Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 C Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Melted Butter



Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, crack eggs and whisk till fluffy.Pour eggs into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Melt butter and stir into prepared batter. Scoop into greased muffin tins and place in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.These would be great served plain, with some honey, in a ‘cornbread’ stuffing, or as the bread in a breakfast sandwich. Enjoy!


Article printed from Fast Paleo: http://fastpaleo.com

URL to article: http://fastpaleo.com/paleo-corn-muffins/

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.


GREEN BEANS WITH BACON & MUSHROOMS
6 pieces bacon, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped, 2 3/4 ounces
4 ounce can mushrooms, drained
16 ounce bag frozen whole green beans, thawed
Salt, to taste

In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; set aside and reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in the pan. Sauté the onion in the drippings until tender. Add the mushrooms; cook and stir 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the beans, Splenda and salt to taste. Go easy on the salt because the bacon will add salt. Cover and cook 10 minutes on low until the beans are done, stirring occasionally. Toss in the bacon.

Makes 6 servings

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.


Broccoli Salad

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli cut into flowerets
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small white or red onion, diced
  • 1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients except veggies in a bowl. Stir in veggies. Store in refrigerator

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


From simplyrecipes.com:

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Relish

Ingredients

  • 2 cups washed raw cranberries
  • 2 skinned and cored tart apples
  • 1 large, whole (peel ON) seedless orange, cut into sections
  • 1 to 2 cups granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you would like your relish to be)

Method

1 Set up the grinder with a medium-sized blade on the edge of a table with a large roasting pan or bowl to catch the mix as it grinds. These old fashioned grinders tend to leak some of the juice down the grinder base, so you may want to set up an additional pan on the floor under the grinder to catch the drips. If you don't have an old-fashioned grinder you can use a grinder attachment on a KitchenAid mixer, you can chop by hand (though that will take a lot of work), or you can chop in a food processor (be very careful not to over-pulse, or you'll end up with mush).

Desserts:  pies will have almond flour crusts (yummier than regular crusts and much more healthy) http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-tart-crust/ and the lowest amount of honey needed for sweetening.  I have a gingerbread pumpkin trifle http://myblessedlife.net/2011/11/pumpkin-trifle-recipe.html on the menu, but the gingerbread will be made grain-free http://www.lifeasaplate.com/2012/11/06/grain-free-paleo-gingerbread/ , 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.



michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:13 AM

....and I added lemon meringues (meringue shells filled with homemade lemon filling) to the desserts....and potato rolls to take to my mom's for dinner.  Oh, and the kids also want broccoli with cheese (still no sauce, just broccoli & onions & cheeses)

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by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:55 AM

We try but it is a special time of year so ..

Kmakksmom
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Nope.  Holidays aren't the time to be healthy.

Juniper53098
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Thank you so much!

Quoting michiganmom116:

I put them in the reply you quoted.  Thanks for asking!

Quoting Juniper53098:

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 make this in an 8 x 8 pan, then dice it for the stuffing http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Mushroom-Stuffing :


Paleo ‘Corn’ Muffins

Posted By EstherW On November 24, 2011 @ 9:41 am In All Recipes,Baked Goods

Cooking Time: 20-25min

Serves: 5

Ingredients and Cooking Steps

  • 1/3 C Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 C Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Melted Butter



Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, crack eggs and whisk till fluffy.Pour eggs into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Melt butter and stir into prepared batter. Scoop into greased muffin tins and place in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.These would be great served plain, with some honey, in a ‘cornbread’ stuffing, or as the bread in a breakfast sandwich. Enjoy!


Article printed from Fast Paleo: http://fastpaleo.com

URL to article: http://fastpaleo.com/paleo-corn-muffins/

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.


GREEN BEANS WITH BACON & MUSHROOMS
6 pieces bacon, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped, 2 3/4 ounces
4 ounce can mushrooms, drained
16 ounce bag frozen whole green beans, thawed
Salt, to taste

In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; set aside and reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in the pan. Sauté the onion in the drippings until tender. Add the mushrooms; cook and stir 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the beans, Splenda and salt to taste. Go easy on the salt because the bacon will add salt. Cover and cook 10 minutes on low until the beans are done, stirring occasionally. Toss in the bacon.

Makes 6 servings

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.


Broccoli Salad

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli cut into flowerets
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small white or red onion, diced
  • 1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients except veggies in a bowl. Stir in veggies. Store in refrigerator

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


From simplyrecipes.com:

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Relish

Ingredients

  • 2 cups washed raw cranberries
  • 2 skinned and cored tart apples
  • 1 large, whole (peel ON) seedless orange, cut into sections
  • 1 to 2 cups granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you would like your relish to be)

Method

1 Set up the grinder with a medium-sized blade on the edge of a table with a large roasting pan or bowl to catch the mix as it grinds. These old fashioned grinders tend to leak some of the juice down the grinder base, so you may want to set up an additional pan on the floor under the grinder to catch the drips. If you don't have an old-fashioned grinder you can use a grinder attachment on a KitchenAid mixer, you can chop by hand (though that will take a lot of work), or you can chop in a food processor (be very careful not to over-pulse, or you'll end up with mush).

Desserts:  pies will have almond flour crusts (yummier than regular crusts and much more healthy) http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-tart-crust/ and the lowest amount of honey needed for sweetening.  I have a gingerbread pumpkin trifle http://myblessedlife.net/2011/11/pumpkin-trifle-recipe.html on the menu, but the gingerbread will be made grain-free http://www.lifeasaplate.com/2012/11/06/grain-free-paleo-gingerbread/ , 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.




JennMcBride
by Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM
I think I might but I don't do any of the cooking. My mil is pretty good about doing healthier/lighter things side we have diabetic s in the family.
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Sisteract
by Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I try

Kainalu55
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:35 AM

we usually have a tossed salad

elasmimi
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Sadly, no. We really indulge from now til January. Well, not so much at home, but there are so many special occasions.

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