You don’t have to be deprived to cook and eat clean during the holidays *smile*
Healthy Holiday Entertaining
If you missed my posts about homemade crackers and chips and dips, check my Monrovia Health Facebook page
I also listed 3 cashew nut cheezes to serve on your crackers and chips that are all yummy.
These are other ideas for Holiday entertaining
Spiced Nuts 2 flavors
http://paleoaholic.com/paleo/spiced-mixed-nuts/file:///C:/Users/Cheryl M/Documents/health/autism/appetizers/Snack Attack Smoky and Spicy Candied Cashews _.htm
Kite Hill Almond Cream cheese with just a ¼ tsp of green pepper jelly from Sierra Madre E Waldo Ward
http://www.waldoward.com/Product.aspx?P=75 To make Christmas colors they also do a hotter red pepper jelly
I also love Kite Hill Almond Cream cheese with chives and a dab of olive tapenade on top. Just make sure that the ingredients are clean and olive oil based.
Kite Hill Cream cheeses are usually available at Whole Foods(there has been a bit of a shortage of almonds lately, so it is not always available. Grab all the flavors if they have them)
I use Quinn organic popcorn ¾ cup (Amazon)and pop it in ¼ cup coconut oil or avocado oil. Toss it with
1 Tbsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground allspice
½ cup unsweetened, dried
½ cup sliced almonds
Add ¼ cup dried cherries or cranberries
Put it on a baking sheet and drizzle 2 tbsp. maple syrup over it.
Bake it at 325 for 5 minutes, flip it over and bake it for another 5 minutes.
I make it the easy way. 2 avocados, salsa from Whole Foods from the produce section, juice of 1 lemon, garlic powder, onion powder, juice of ½ a lemon. Perfect to go with the Seite grainless tortilla chips in my earlier post.
Creamy Cauliflower Dip from The Hearty Soul
1 head cauliflower, steamed
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic
juice from 1 lemon
dash of sea salt and black pepper
pinch of cumin, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric, and onion powder
Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Taste and add more seasoning as you see fit.
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Let’s have fun this holiday season!