How to Make Your
Everyone always asks for ideas and/or
recipes to help them get through the holidays with more healthy fare.
I hesitate to send out a long list of
healthy recipes for several reasons. One,
because there are so many wonderfully healthy recipes that it is very
difficult to discern what people would call holiday fare - and I hate
to limit myself. And two, because
everyone's idea of holiday meals are so different it's very difficult
to make suggestions which fit everyone's family table.
Is holiday eating turkey and all the
fixings, ham with gooey side dishes, homemade lasagna and bruschetta or
perogis and sausages? Every family
has it's own cultural background and traditions and trying to change
them completely during the holiday season just doesn't seem - well,
"holidayish". Eating healthy in my
house during the holidays has several different aspects. Click here
for 4 tips. Also, check out the holiday recipes below.
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I am always on the lookout for new and
interesting recipes with a holiday theme - and I found one that the
whole family loved right away. My
husband didn't think that he would - but he did. My
kids can't get enough of it and we almost never have any leftovers.
It is an awesome cranberry-nut cornbread
loaf that is delightful. The
original recipe was not very healthy, but we changed it all around and
it's festive as well as healthy now. If
you can't find fresh cranberries, frozen ones should work fine.
- Nut Cornbread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly coat the bottom and
½ inch up the sides of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan or two 7
½ x 3 ½ x 2 inch loaf pans with cooking spray;
In a large bowl, stir together
flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center
of flour mixture and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the
egg replacer, milk and applesauce. Add
all at once to the flour mixture. Stir
just until moistened. Fold in the
nuts and cranberries. Spoon batter
into prepared pan(s).
Bake 55 to 60 minutes for the
large pan or 45 to 50 minutes for the smaller pans or until a wooden
toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
Remove from pan. Cool
completely on wire rack. (We never
get the bread completely cool before we begin devouring it!)
other great recipes for the holidays: