The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but also for enjoying delicious food. We often indulge ourselves in things we might not ordinarily make during the week. Eating a well-balanced diet can provide you with the nutrients you need to stay healthy and strong, stabilize your blood sugar, and help ward off cravings. Not to mention improve your mood as it’s easy to get cranky and irritable when you’re hungry.
Here are some great recipes to try this year:
Grilled Pork Loin Steaks with Cherry-Plum Sauce: Tired of the traditional ham or turkey for the holidays? Switch things up with juicy pork loin steaks that incorporate bacon and are complimented by the tart yet tangy flavor of cherries and plums.
Pasta with Peppers and Mozzarella: You could also go for a simple pasta dish with fresh vegetables and mozzarella. A great vegetarian option and one kids will love as well.
Roasted Winter Vegetables: Add some color and flavor to the meal by roasting a variety of fresh vegetables. With beets, turnips, carrots, onion, and fennel, you’ll get a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Garlic, pepper, and thyme help bring out the rich flavors.
Garlic Duchess Potatoes: Take your mashed potatoes to the next level by not only making them from scratch, but then piping them into individual servings and baking them in the oven until the tops are golden brown. No need to worry about them getting stuck to the serving spoon!
Peanut Brittle: Finish things off with some sweet and salty peanut brittle. Guests can munch on it throughout the night or take it as a treat to go!
Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake: For the dessert lovers, you can’t go wrong with chocolate cheesecake. Swapping out cream cheese for cottage cheese gives it a silky texture without sacrificing flavor.
Round out the meal with some delectable mocktails to pull everything together. Focusing on the meal preparation can be a good distraction and productive way to spend your time to support recovery.
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