The holiday season is here! Today I have festive ways to make your holiday season delicious and a little healthier.
Starting with an easy way to cut the prep time in half for your holiday dinners.
Holiday dinners can take hours to prepare. Make it a fraction of that this year with the easy holiday entertaining kit by City Pier Seafood, a family-owned business on the south coast of Massachusetts that offers a broad array of sustainably sourced seafood and seafood dishes. The kit comes with an assortment of best selling seafood appetizers including ready to bake Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jack Cheese, Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Lobster Crostini. You can order at CityPierSeafood.com and use code MIA25 for $25 off.
Next, serve a better-for-you party platter
Start with nutritious dips like hummus and salsa, whole grain crackers, proteins like cheese and nuts, fruit and veggies and your fun ingredient like holiday chocolate by Endangered species. I added Peppermint Crunch + 72% Dark Chocolate Caramel Spiced Apple + 72% Dark Chocolate , Fudgy Peanut Butter + 48% Milk Chocolate and. You can find these holiday bars at Sprouts, Natural Grocers and ChocolateBar.com These are available now for a limited time and a perfect for gifting or stocking stuffers. Plus 10% of annual net profits go back to Wildlife Conservation.
It’s not the holiday season without sweets!
These apple crumbled skillets are made with only 6 ingredients and are naturally sweetened with apples. In a large mixing bowl, toss together 1 peeled and sliced apple with a 1/4 of cinnamon and add to a small pre-greased oven-safe skillet. For your crumble topping, mix together 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 1/3 cup almond flour and 2 tbsp of Brown Swerve zero calorie sweetener which you can find at Walmart and on Amazon. top your apples and bake for 20 min at 375 F. Substituting Swerve in your favorite recipes makes it easy to say yes to dessert and decrease your added sugar intake. It measures cup for cup like sugar and bakes like sugar but has zero calories or carbohydrates and low glycemic index.
Finally, cheers to the holiday season with homemade mulled wine
This recipe is super easy to make on the stovetop and customize with your favorite spices and add-ins. Simply simmer your ingredients over low heat for 15 minutes – add orange slices, cloves and cinnamon with 2 tablespoons of Swerve Granular and 1 bottle of FitVine Holiday Blend. FitVine Wine offers delicious, low sugar, full-alcohol wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Prosecco. Many of their varietals contain less than 1 gram of sugar per bottle compared to the average glass which contains 1 gram of sugar – find them at fitvinewine.com.