Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” with Mushroom Gravy
For a healthier version of traditional mashed potatoes and gravy, give cauliflower mashed potatoes a try! Simply sub half the potatoes you use with steamed, mashed cauliflower, which is rich in vitamin C. It’s still filling, tasty and offers more nutritional value.
Add vegetable broth in place of the cream and butter for a richer flavor. Also combine fresh herbs, seasoning and caramelized onions for a twist on the flavor. Top with Parmesan cheese. Mushroom gravy is a healthier option to top off the cauliflower mash!
When it comes to rich winter beverages that stave off the cold, whether you’re on the ski slopes or in front of the fireplace, hot chocolate almond milk is a favorite. Just swap out the whole milk for almond milk and brew a bag of mint tea in the cup for an added boost of holiday cheer.
Oftentimes, feeling warmer on a blistery winter day calls for a hot, filling soup. You can create a more filling soup by pureeing veggies, like white beans and caramelized onions, to reach the same consistency as a cream-based soup.
Meatloaf is a classic holiday dish, right? Try replacing your read meat with turkey for a leaner dish. One serving of turkey provides 65 percent of the recommended protein intake. For a veggie-laden version, substitute lentils for some of the ground beef, which will boost your iron and folate intake without sacrificing protein!
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is often favored in winter, with its decadent homemade crust and a rich, steamy chicken filling. You can make a healthier version with just a few substitutions and still get bold flavor. Swap out the white crust for a whole grain crust, and choose skinless chicken breast for the filling.