Lighter Holiday Recipes, from Our Family to Yours

by The Puritan's Pride Editorial Team

One of the things that makes the holidays so special are the traditions we share with our family and friends.

We know that we share our passion for health and wellness with you. That’s why, in the spirit of giving this season, two of our associates are sharing their favorite holiday recipes, showing how they put a nutritious twist on the dishes passed down from one generation to the next.

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Skinny Crepes Recipe

Kërstin, Customer Experience Director

Kërstin loves her grandfather’s crepe recipe but wanted a healthier replacement for the whole milk and butter that come along with it. She and her grandmother, Eleanor, subbed whole wheat flour and low-fat milk for a lighter twist on this traditional Scandinavian dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray

Directions

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Stir in wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Preheat pan on medium heat on stove. For each crepe, lightly spray pan and pour ¼ cup of batter into pan. Rotate pan so that crepe is thin and even and flip once crepe is golden brown. When other side is also golden brown, remove from pan. Serve warm.

Makes 13 crepes.

Recipe from: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/healthy-crepes-388013

Add fresh fruit and sugar-free Cool Whip to these crepes for a decadent holiday display that’s light on calories.

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Nicolette, Puritan’s Pride Marketing and her grandmother Marilyn, a former Puritan’s Pride warehouse associate

Marilyn, a former Puritan’s Pride warehouse associate, is both proud and excited that her granddaughter, Nicolette, recently joined the Puritan’s Pride Marketing team. Together, they perfected their family’s favorite stuffed peppers recipe, substituting some of the less healthful ingredients without losing the taste that reminds them of the Christmases they share at Marilyn’s home.

Get your vegetables in with this red and green stuffed pepper recipe, made with brown rice for an extra nutritious spin!

Ingredients

  • 3 red peppers
  • 3 green peppers
  • olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 pound chopped meat
  • 1 pouch boil-in-bag brown rice mix
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 ounce can tomato juice

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sauté onion in pan with olive oil until fragrant. Add chopped meat to pan and mix until meat is cooked. While meat is cooking, make pouch of boil-in-bag brown rice separately, following the instructions on the package. Add rice to onion and meat mixture. Add salt, pepper, chopped fresh parsley, and chopped fresh dill to taste. Mix in lemon juice and can of tomato sauce. Cut off pepper tops and remove seeds. Stuff pepper with meat and rice mixture. Add one inch of water to baking dish and add stuffed peppers standing up. Bake in oven for 1 hour.

Makes 6 servings.

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