Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Good food is one of life's great pleasures. And for most, meals are at the heart of family life and celebrations. Would you like to make satisfying and healthy meals that help protect your family from heart disease and other health problems? Well here are some healthy recipes for foods that you can celebrate with.
Instead of salted mixed nuts or candied pecans, serve spiced toasted almonds.
By replacing salt, oil and butter with cayenne pepper and thyme, you trim added fat. This recipe for spiced toasted almonds also delivers cancer-fighting vitamin E, as well as magnesium and fiber.
Instead of fruitcake, serve angel food cake topped with fresh berries.
Fruitcake is loaded with calories from fat. But angel food cake is generally fat-free. Topping it with fresh berries provides fruitcake’s one nutritional perk--he fruit--without the butter. Plus, the fiber, vitamin C and elegiac acid in the compote’s berries may help prevent cancer.
Instead of melted cheese dip, serve chunky cranberry dip.
Melted cheese dip packs on the fat and calories. Get more seasonal flavor and less fat in this lower-calorie Chunky cranberry dip. Added bonus: The fiber in the cranberries helps fight cancer.