2 Healthy Holiday Recipes

Cranberry Apricot Squash Side

This is a delicious, healthy and festive side dish to complement any holiday meal. Add this to your holiday dinner menu for variety.

Ingredients

  • 1 large delicata squash
  • 2 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar - unfiltered
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1/4 fresh pepper
  • 1/4 C each of chopped, dried apricots and dried cranberries
  • 2 T finely chopped chives
  • 2 T toasted sliced almonds

Preparation

  • Cut squash into quarters, remove seeds, cut very thin slices crosswise
  • Steam the squash until tender - usually 5-7 minutes
  • Whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together
  • Add squash, cranberries, apricots and chives then serve topped with sprinkled almonds

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Use this recipe as an alternative to mashed potatoes. It's a great way to get your kids to eat healthier while possibly even sneaking in more veggies for them.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Cauliflower florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/3 C nonfat buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cut chives

Preparation

  • Steam cauliflower and garlic until very tender
  • mash together all ingredients or pulse in a food processor until blended and creamy

Very simple and very delicious. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday this year and take care.