Healthier Holiday Recipes

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Garlic Green Beans


  • 1lb green beans
  • 1/2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1/2 tbsp butter (organic if you have it)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


Boil green beans for around 10 minutes and drain well. In a saute pan melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a couple minutes, stirring so that you don't burn the garlic. Add the beans and parsley and mix all together. Add salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy this healthier side for the holidays!!

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Mashed Cauliflower


  • medium-sized head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 3 roasted garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


Fill a large saucepan with about an inch of water and insert a steamer basket. Bring that water to a boil and add the cauliflower florets. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover, allowing the cauliflower to steam for 6-8 minutes or until fork tender. Drain the steamed cauliflower and transfer to a large food processor. Add in the seasonings and process to your desired texture. If additional liquid is needed for blending, feel free to add a splash of almond milk or water and adjust the seasonings to your taste. Top is chives and enjoy this healthier side for the holidays!!

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Pomegranate Kale Salad

Ingredients: Vinaigrette 

  • 2Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey


  • 3 cups trimmed & thinly sliced Kale ('ribs' removed)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds


Dressing-->combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a jar, seal and shake...set aside.

Salad--> in a large bowl toss together the kale and cheese. Toss in the dressing and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds before serving. Enjoy!!

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Caramel Apple Cocktail


  • ice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 fl. oz apple brandy (or 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice)
  • dash of pure vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1 thin slice apple (garnish)
  • 2 1/2 tsp caramel sauce

Directions: Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 full of ice. Add almond milk, brandy (or apple juice), caramel sauce and extract. Shake! Stain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with sprinkle of cinnamon and apple. Enjoy!

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Skinny Chocolate Tini


  • 1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
  • 1 part mocha liquer
  • 1 part espresso
  • 1 tsp chocolate sauce (syrup)

Directions: In a shaker filled with ice, combine first three ingredients & shake. Meanwhile rim your glass with chocolate sauce. Strain cocktail into glass & enjoy!!