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Week 3 Mini Challenge:

Lets focus on our diet this week

With the holidays right around the corner, lets post 2 healthy recipes for Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner

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I've grabbed options for 3 of my favorite treats around the holiday's, I'm looking forward to trying all of these. I had to find something that I could easily make gluten free and dairy free so these are perfect.

Pumpkin Pie
Skinny Pumpkin Pie | Skinnytaste

Apple Stuffing - Low Calorie Apple Stuffing Recipe

The World's Healthiest and Easiest Fudge - Foodie Fiasco


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Oh Cindy, I love that site you gave.

I'm going to give these a try

The Healthy Chocolate Chip cookie
The Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie - Foodie Fiasco

Healthy Low Calorie Green Been Casserole
Low Calorie Green Bean Casserole - Healthy Low Calorie Green Bean Casserole

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Healthy? HOLIDAYS! GAH!!

Alright... so deviled eggs are my fav appetizer! So here is my family recipe, only tweaked to take out some of the not-so-healthy parts!

6 eggs

1/4 cup low or non-fat plain yogurt (greek is fine, if you are into it!)
2 tsp yellow mustard
1/8 tsp dill
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp paprika (and more to dash on top)
1/8 tsp celery seed

Boil eggs, cool, peel and slice in half. Dig out the yolks and transfer to a bowl, reserve the whites. Mash yolks with all ingredients until mixed well. Pipe or spoon back into egg whites and dash with paprika. Chill for at least an hour, and serve! Keep refrigerated as much as possible!

OK, and for a Christmas dish? How about a lovely, overnight crock pot oatmeal? CLICK HERE

Obviously, if you can find a low fat or low calorie egg nog that would be much better! ORHERE

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Here's a recipe that i love for carrot and coriander soup and i guess you could totally have it as your starter on Christmas day: Carrot and coriander soup : BBC - Food - Recipes

And i've not actually tried this one, but it looks delicious! Might have to test it out this week. I adore roasted veg! BBC - Food - Recipes : Roast potatoes and parsnips with onions, herbs and cherry tomatoes


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I will be BFing and eating on the go this Christmas, all going well! So recipes like this will come in very useful:
Spiced apple muffins
Also a vegetarian stuffing so that my veggie sister can partake!
Low fat nutty stuffing

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This one sounds great!:

Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup:
Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe | MyRecipes.com

A great light cocktail recipe for holiday brunches:
Clementine Sparkler Recipe | MyRecipes.com

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Here are the recipes I'd like to share. The first is on of our favorite appetizers. It's baked instead of deep fried, so that cuts the calories. It is wheat-free and can be made with a variety of cheese, either regular, goat, sheep or non-dairy. The tomato and fresh herbs make it almost irresistable. Smile

Polenta Bites

Some dips and veggies or crackers work wonders staving off starvation if you may have misjudged just how long it takes to get a turkey in the oven...

Crudites and Dips

Finally, the infamous green bean casserole made healthy. When I developed this recipe, I was looking for something crunchy and fresh tasting instead of slimy and green. Okay, it's still green, but using fresh or frozen beans definitely helped. I was also after options that wouldn't contain chemicals that imitate hormones that are found in most canned goods. The result:

Green Bean Casserole

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I found one for leftover turkey/chicken that I just love- and we use I've modified the recipe to fit our tastes-

chicken or turkey for 1 serving or 2 (3 ozs)
1/2 stalk celery
a ring of raw (red) or white/yellow onion, diced
1 1/2 TB of chopped walnuts
2 TB of cranberries and/or 1/2 small apple, chopped
mix together-
toss with plain greek yogurt and a dash of cinnamon
eat plain, or open faced on gluten free or other bread,
or scoop on top of lettuce for a salad.

for my favorite holiday side dish- Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples
12 oz peeled sweet potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick (I use 1-2 potatoes)
2 apples, peeled, sliced (I use 2-4, you may also use oranges, peeled, sectioned)
1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice (fav combo is 1/4 cup OJ concentrate and 1/4 cup water)
1-2 TB honey (or pure maple syrup or other sweetener)
3/4 oz wheat germ (aprox. 3 TB) or quick oats
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
4 tsp margarine

preheat oven to 375.
Place half the sweet potatoes slices in the bottom of a baking dish that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Top with half the apples, then another layer of sweet potatoes, and the remainder of the apples.

In a small bowl, or measuring cup, combine OJ, spices and honey.
pour over dish.
sprinkle additional cinnamon on top, wheat germ, and dot with margarine.
bake, covered, 30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
Uncover, and bake 10 more minutes..

other side dishes- sticking to salad with healthy dressing
veggies steamed, without all the sauces or toppings.

Dessert- baked apples instead of apple pie-