Hosting a Healthier Holiday
Posted by Hain Celestial on Dec 21, 2015 | A Healthier Way of Life
Impress Friends & Family With a Soiree to Remember
The holidays harbor an unpleasant little secret. Despite the dazzling arrays of lights, shiny spools of wrapping paper and the advent of a few very-needed vacation days, the season can be surprisingly stressful and laden with unhealthy foods.
But while certain holiday expectations may be impossible to achieve (explaining the impracticality of a pony to your daughter never gets any easier), there’s one area that you can easily improve upon this year: the party menu.
Whether you’re accommodating friends, family, or both this season, host with confidence with wholesome seasonal recipes that will keep you on everybody’s “nice” list.
Gingerbread Spice Eggnog
Nothing gets the conversation flowing like a handcrafted aperitif. Our Gingerbread Spice Eggnog is made with Almond Dream™ Almond Drink and Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Tea, for a fragrantly festive holiday treat that doesn’t use dairy. Make a big batch for everyone and let the adults mix a nip of rum into their mugful, if so inclined.
Veggie Dogs in a Blanket
No need to exclude the vegetarians! These Veggie Dogs in a Blanket are an ideal appetizer that everyone can enjoy and avoid the caloric pitfalls of meat products. They may even inspire the most stubborn carnivore in the family to ease up on the red meat this year.
Chipotle Lentil & Quinoa Veggie Burgers
It’s the season of giving, so here’s another inclusive innovation, from our kitchen to yours. Not only do these wholesome Chipotle Lentil & Quinoa Veggie Burgers provide a little smokiness to spark dinner time conversations, they’re ready in less than a half hour. Serve with TERRA® Sweet Potato chips to make the meal a little merrier.
Holiday Spiced Pear & Berry Crumb Pie
Dinner already delighted your guests’ palettes, but no holiday feast is complete without dessert. Europe’s Best® 4-Field Berry Mix adds some wholesome fruit to a wintertime favorite that will have everybody dreaming of a second slice (you might want to make two).
Happy (and wholesome!) holidays from Hain Celestial Canada, and remember: good chefs get better presents!