Recipe of the Month: Healthy Through the HolidaysDecember 21, 2016 Outdoor Celebrations, Outdoor Cooking
‘Tis the season for eggnog, Aunt Betty’s famous mashed potatoes, sugar cookies, and fruit cake (for the 3 people on earth that actually like fruit cake) … it’s also the season for gaining weight. The average person gains 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. So how can we have our cake and eat it too? Well we could get in a quick workout each day, but the calories going out rarely exceed the calories going in. For instance, you can jog on a treadmill for 30 minutes and only have 3 oz of a cocktail or spin on a bike for 30 minutes and you can only enjoy 3/4 cup of egg nog or go on a walk for an hour and that will score you 2 buttered rolls on your plate. So we thought we would come up with some recipes that are still festive, but won’t pack on the pounds.
12 – hard-boiled eggs
24 Tablespoons – Green Chili hummus
Peel eggs, slice in half, dump out yolk, scoop 1 Tablespoon into each half, keep chilled and serve!
These eggs will knock your stockings off, they are so good! Here are some more delicious recipes worth trying …
Green Bean Casserole – Slimmed
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts
Secret Ingredient Dark Chocolate Brownies