The holidays are a time filled with family, friends and more than anything, food! Avoid that “too full” feeling this year with a selection of healthier recipes from Belclaire Homes. With our suggestions, and your well-appointed Belclaire kitchen, you’ll have plenty of inspiration and space to prep, bake and store these creative holiday recipes! Make them all for your guests this year or just choose a few:
1. Cucumber Cups with Creamy Salmon Whip: These cute little cucumber cups are a great low-calorie appetizer for people to snack on before dinner starts. They are light and refreshing and won’t fill your guests up before the main course!
2. Green Bean Casserole-Slimmed: This is a classic holiday side dish! The crunch on top adds the perfect level of texture to the dish and you still get the comfort food experience along with it! Even better: this recipe has 60 percent less calories and 80 percent less fat than the traditional regular Green Bean Casserole!
3. Roasted Pork and Potatoes with Creamy Applesauce: This delectable dish would make a wonderful entree for your holiday menu. The creamy applesauce pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of pork. You get the home style flavors without all the calories of a traditional home style meal…plus you can whip it together in four easy steps!
4. Sugar Cut-Out Cookies: To top off the evening, pass out sugar cookies that get their sweetness honey and lemon zest! They are much healthier than a store-bought sugar cookie and you can even have fun decorating them!
Belclaire can't wait to see how you and your family put a healthy spin on your holiday meal! If you incorporate these recipes into your gatherings, there’s no need for an afternoon nap or stretchy pants this holiday season!