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Deliciously Healthy Meal Ideas

Celebrating the holidays with our favorite meals is one of the things that makes time spent with family the most enjoyable. And health-conscious dinners and desserts prepared with love add even more joy to the holiday season (and post-holiday season, too).Freedom Home Care has compiled a list low carb, low calorie recipes for the whole family to enjoy, even after the holidays are over, allowing us all to get back on track. These tidbits are so tasty, you probably won’t mind sharing…or reheating the leftovers.

Your whole family is sure to gobble up a handful of these Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies!

Cookies can be drizzled with a sweet and sour lemon glaze. Substitute egg whites and your favorite low-fat spread and these sweet treats are not only nutritious but delicious, too.

Ever try a healthy Green Bean Casserole? A new twist on an old favorite will keep your guests coming back for more. Creamini mushrooms and fresh green beans come together to make heavenly holiday dish.

Tired of turkey on the holidays? Try this delicious Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Succulent pieces of pork tenderloin are filled with savory bacon and mushrooms to create the perfect main dish this holiday.

Low-fat Eggplant Ricotta Bites are the perfect appetizer this season. Breaded with a pinch of basil, olive oil, and parmesan cheese, this dish is sure to be a party-starter.

Sometimes you’re in the mood for a little something different. This Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Pecorino Cheese side is just what you ordered. Whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, white wine and Swiss Chard are fused together to create a medley Italian of flavor.

Winter Fruit Salad

A refreshingly sweet break from the usual dessert menu, this Winter Fruit Salad blends oranges, mangoes, bananas, kiwis, and kumquats in a burst of fruity holiday goodness.

The holidays just aren’t complete without a cup of egg nog. This low-fat version of the popular favorite adds nonfat milk, vanilla beans and fresh nutmeg for the perfect compliment to your holiday meal.

For a gourmet quality meal prepared right at home, try this Moroccan-Spiced Turkey with Aromatic Orange Pan Jus. A variety of mid-eastern spices lightly sprinkled on a moist young turkey marinated in a mixture of orange juice and sherry is baked to absolute perfection. This dish will have your family asking for seconds.

Add a little German flavor to your dessert list this holiday with a Roasted Grape and Pear Kuchen. Crunchy Granny Smith apples, juicy pears and tangy Greek yogurt top this classic yeast cake.

Nothing is more American than Apple Pie. And this Double-Crust Apple Pie is sure to steal the show. A flaky double crust seals in the tangy cinnamon apple taste. Butter, nutmeg, and a pinch of sugar is baked into this deep-dish version of an all-American favorite.

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