Today on FOX Denver, I am sharing healthier holiday recipes.
First balance your charcuterie board with produce and protein.
For these grape caprese bites, skewer red grape with basil and mozzarella. Grapes can replace cherry tomatoes for a refreshing twist to salads, salsas, pizzas and more. They are also a natural source of potassium, a good source of vitamin K and may help promote greater diversity of gut bacteria which contributes to good health overall.For more produce-based options we crispy dill pickles, jalapeño peppers and breaded mushrooms by Farm Rich. These are great to have on hand for impromptu holiday gatherings because you can bake or air-fry them in minutes. Find them in the freezer aisle
Next I have the easiest casserole hack.
Combine produce, protein, pasta, sauce and cheese. For produce I’m using veggies from the fridge and for added crunch and sweetness, I’m adding one chopped apple. Next add pasta, sauce, and protein. For protein, I am using the hemp-based crumble by Planet Based Foods’ – they are the first company to produce plant-based meat with hemp as its #1 ingredient so it’s better for you and the planet. Made with simple, clean ingredients, non-gmo, soy free and gluten free. You can find it in the freezer aisle at Kroger.
For dessert we have no-bake thumbprint cookies
These are made with dates, nut butter, oats and Crofter’s Organic which adds delicious real fruity flavor and has 33% less sugar than traditional fruit preserves. It’s certified organic, non gmo, you can find it at King Soopers.