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Holiday Recipes

Kale and Spaghetti Squash

Easy and delicious. 

Savory Carrot Puff Pastry

Delicious, simple, and a perfect crowd pleaser as a holiday appetizer or side. 

Baked Sweet Potato Soufflé

Valerie Burton, RN shares her recipe which she loves for its natural sweetness. A low-sugar sweet for diabetics.

The Ultimate Stuffed Vegetarian Dish

Tired of fake meat substitute for your vegetarian entreés? Are you that vegetarian that wishes for just once to share a holiday meal with family that did not involve a smattering of various veggie platters and tofurkey? Well here is the answer to your vegetarian conundrums for family get togethers over the holidays. 

Chocolate Tea

As the weather becomes cooler, try this fun-warm-chocolatey drink for all ages. 

Low-Fat Pumpkin Alfredo with Pasta

Creamy- delicious, but less fat and cholestrol!

Herb Roasted Lamb

A spring delight to share on your holiday register or an intimate meal with friends and family. A great source of iron and zinc. 

Louisiana Shrimp Deviled Eggs

A Lousiana version of deviled eggs that is sure to be hit at holiday parties or anytime you get together with friends. You can make this a complete meal for your family with 2 deviled eggs paired with your favorite low-fat sandwich or salad. 

Gluten - Free Quiche with Root Vegetable Crust

Wanna try a quiche that is full of Spring flavor but low in carbs and flourless? Try this mouth watering dish and enjoy the results. 

Low-Fat King Cake Scones

These scones are made with a similar king cake texture but without a lot of dairy and butter. Feel free to make them vegan by omitting the Greek yogurt and buttermilk and replacing each with your favorite non-dairy yogurt and use a little lemon juice mixed with your favorite non-dairy milk to make vegan buttermilk. 

Paleo King Cake

King cakes are a Mardi Gras treat that shimmers with bright colors and sugary ingredients. Try this paleo recipe full of nutrients, gluten free,  and less sugar. 

Zucchini Latkes

Try this healthy version of latkes as a snack or to accompany any meal. 

Oyster Stuffing

Oyster stuffing that is perfect for the holidays. 

Veggie Squash Stacks

Delicata squash is light and filling when mixed with this crowd pleaser. You can leave off the cheese if you wish to make this recipe vegan. 

Paleo Pork Stuffing

Drop the carbs with this savory recipe that is low in fat and high in protein. You can eat this alone with a plate of roasted vegetables or use it as your stuffing for your Thanksgiving turkey.

Holiday Vegetarian Nut Roast

This holiday dish is perfect for vegetarians and a low-fat main dish to serve alongside your favorite holiday salads and veggies. 

Persimmon Pomegranate Spice Oatmeal

Low in sugar and full of anitoxidants, a great way to introduce your family to seasonal fruit with breakfast. 

Haunted Zucchini Pasta

Ghostly surprises await children brave enough to eat their vegetables!!! (MUAAAAAAAHHH!) This zucchini pesto dish will have them howling at the moon.

Turnip Green Tart

Ever wondered what to do with those turnip greens? Try them in a tasty tart as lunch or dinner with a salad. 

Kid’s Spooky Monster Stuffed Peppers

Are your children having fun with their food yet? If not try this easy zombie like stufffed pepper to entice children to eat their vegetables!

Gluten Free Yum Yum Cookie

Gluten free cookie that is perfect little ones and big ones to enjoy. Perfect for an after school snack. 

Red, White, and Blue Stars

Kids will love this naturally sweet snack. 

Barbecued Butternut Squash

Rich and tangy this barbecue treat is great by itself or served with a salad, burger, or additional grilled veggies.

Coconut Almond and Date Balls

Gluten-free and full of Omega 3 mind developing nutrients.

Mango-Cucumber Salad with Proscuitto

A salad full of summer flavor and an impressive dish for any Memorial Day weekend cook out. 

Easy Peesy Non-dairy Chocolate Pots de Créme

Non-dairy, fun and so decadent without the dairy. Treat yourself and your young ones with this sweet dish.

Mushroom Matzo Ball Soup

A soup that is light and perfect for Passover. Also works as a great appetizer or light lunch. 

Vegetarian Gumbo Z’Herbes

A Louisiana tradition that is served on Holy Thursday. This is a vegetarian and gluten free version of this classic gumbo. 

Zucchini Quinoa Casserole with Fresh Herbs

This recipe is a gluten free dish that is reminiscent of the Sephardic-style vegetable casseroles and that are usually cooked with Matzo meal during Passover. 

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

This dish stands alone with vegetables as a great filling dish. Make it for St. Patrick's Day or any meal you want to share with loved ones. Serve with your favorite salad. 

Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

This is a great dish for Passover, Lent or any kid friendly meal. Everyone loves fried potato pancakes.

Colcannon Potato Soup

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with an Irish Colcannon soup. A wonderful vegetarian and light version of a potato stew. 

Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

A lighter version of gumbo that is under 400 calories. Recipe From Cooking Light:  November 2011.

Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a French dish with a flan-pudding like texture. This dessert recipe is a hit for dinner parties, holidays, and family dinners. 

Easy Chocolate Soufflé

Rich, chocolatey and under 300 calories! Recipe courtesy of the Incredible Egg. 

Double Corn Cornbread with Honey Butter

Fresh homemade cornbread with honey butter. 

Louisiana Blue Crab Salad with Avocado, Grapefruit and Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette

A great local seafood salad that is perfect to serve during the holidays or any special occassion. Recipes altered and courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Dijon-Glazed Corned Beef with Savory Cabbage & Red Potatoes

Celebrate the New Year or St. Patrick's Day with this festive corned beef cabbage dish. Recipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Louisiana Oyster and Brown Rice Bisque

A local favorite with a few healthier ingredients makes this dish great for the holidays and special occasions.

Cedar-Grilled Louisiana Grouper

Griling is perfect for this local Louisiana fish recipe that is low in fat but high in flavor!

Frosty’s Quick ‘n Easy Holiday Cookies

A great way to get the kids involved with cooking during the holidays is make cookies together. Recipe courtesy of The incredible edible egg™.

Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

A delicious salad to utilize as an appetizer or side to accompany your meal. Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo.

Chiles En Nogada with Pomegranate (Pomegranate Chile Enchiladas)

This classic Mexican dish is easy and beautiful to share with others. The name comes from the Spanish word for the walnut tree, nogal. Although the walnuts are removed from this version, the recipe is lower in fat. Pomegranates are a simple show-stopping detail to add to any meal you want to make to impress. Recipe courtesy of Pomegranate Council.

Cherry & Port Glazed Ham

A perfect main course for the holidays or any special event dinenr. Recipes courtesy of Campbell's® Kitchen.

Cherry and Toasted Almond Pie

Low-sugar fruit pie that is sure to be a hit with the family. Recipe is courtesy of The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts.

Super Spread Sandwich Stars

Every child is a superstar! Making sandwiches in different shapes is one way to get children excited about eating food at home. Recipe courtesy of National Honey Board.

Cajun-Spiced Louisiana Blue Crab Layer Salad with Apples and Avocado

This delicate looking salad is so deceptively easy to make, that your guests and family will think you spent hours in the kitchen. You will also gain bonus points for choosing local ingredients. 

Cranberry & Pine Nut Couscous

Tangy cranberry compliments the rich, buttery taste of pine nuts and makes a perfect side dish. 

Roasted Vegetables with Feta Cheese

Recipe courtesy of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking.

Brisket with Cranberry Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home. 

Light Potato Latkes

A light version of potato latkes that are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Recipe courtesy of US Potato Board.

Sweet Potato Pie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this rich pie. 

Herb Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy

Perfect for Thanksgiving or any family gathering. Recipe courtesy of Campbell's® Kitchen

Yummy Mummy Potato Heads

A Halloween recipe full of spooky fun for kids to make and eat. Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission