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3 Healthy Holiday Recipes

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"Pass the stuffing!" This year seems like it will be filled with more family time than last holiday season, meaning more deliciously festive meals! For those looking to eat a little more healthfully this season, try bringing a few of your own dishes to share. These healthy holiday recipes are sure to delight anyone's tastebuds!

3 Healthy Holiday Recipes

Favourite Almond Butter Cookies 

From: Paleo Gluten-Free Eats

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cassava flour 
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the cookies until the dough is smooth.
  3. Scoop balls golf-ball sized rounds of dough onto the cookie sheet. Top off each ball with a pinch of sea salt flakes.
  4. Bake on 375F for 12-13 minutes. Allow the cookies to set and cool before eating (or else they will fall apart).

Best Paleo Stuffing

From: 40 Aprons
Serves 8

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil or refined coconut oil
  • 3 cups onion diced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1 cup apple cored and diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 4 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs whisked
Directions: 
  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Heat ghee or oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, apple, mushrooms, cranberries or dates, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Sauté until very soft.
  • Remove from heat. Keep in an oven-proof skillet or transfer to 9×9″ baking dish. Stir in almond flour and mix well. Add the whisked eggs and stir well. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until browned on top.

Paleo Egg Nog

From: Tasty Yummies
Serving: 4 cups

Ingredients:
  • 4 pasture raised eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • About ¼ cup sweetener (sweeten to taste with coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 can full fat organic coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • optional: 3 ounces dark rum, brandy, bourbon or a mix (for a paleo-ish treat!)
Directions: 
  1. Beat egg yolks until they lighten in colour. Gradually add the sweetener and continue to mix until it is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. The yolks should be ribbony.
  2. Add in the coconut milk, almond milk and freshly ground nutmeg. If you are adding liquor, add that now. Mix at a low speed until well combined and creamy. Move to a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a handheld mixer or hand blender with a large bowl) and beat the egg whites to soft, not quite stiff peaks, about 90 seconds.
  4. With a handheld whisk or rubber spatula, fold /whisk whipped whites into egg yolk/milk mixture until completely incorporated.
  5. Chill until ready to serve. Shake or whisk before serving, a little separation is natural. Serve garnish with grated nutmeg.
  6. Store in the fridge: keeps for 2-3 days.
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Rhiannon Lytle

Rhiannon is the Registered Holistic Nutritionist at Integrative. She has a passion for making healthy eating easy, accessible and fun, loves getting outside, and enjoys spending time with her dog, Chloe!

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