Winter Veggie Recipes
I received some good feedback on the last few recipes. My friend Kelly said the butternut squash enchiladas were awesome! And my co-worker, Melissa said that her family really enjoyed the pumpkin pancakes. These are two great ways to get in the winter veggies, so if you haven’t tried them, it is definitely worth it! And I LOVE hearing feedback from people on the recipes, so please share!!
Start Your Holiday Eating Off Right!
Most of the time when people talk about holiday meals, they usually comment about how unhealthy the meals are or how they eat too much. Personally, I think that one or two days of overeating on high calorie foods is not going to throw off a healthy lifestyle. I think the major problem with holiday times is that the eating NEVER STOPS!
Many people have so many leftovers that they keep eating them for multiple days. Then there are cookies, pies and desserts everywhere you go! And most people fill up on all the desserts and therefore aren’t eating a lot of the foods that are so good for you – fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and beans.
Here’s my tip for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration. Try making something that will be healthy for breakfast. The following is a recipe you can try. It came from the Whole Foods Market blog and was actually advertised as a dessert recipe. Since all the ingredients are unprocessed real food, you can make it on a regular basis and I decided it would be great for breakfast!
Breakfast No Bake Apple Crisp
- 4 Honeycrisp apples (or other baking apple), cored and chopped
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¾ cup pecan halves
- ¾ cup hazelnuts
- ¾ cup raisins
- ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Put apples in an 8-inch square baking dish or 2-quart
- casserole dish. Drizzle with orange juice, toss until the fruit is
- coated and smooth the top. In a food processor, combine pecans,
- hazelnuts, raisins, ginger and cinnamon and pulse just until chopped.
- Spoon the nut mixture over the apple mixture and serve.
Let me know what you think!