Healthy Holiday Party Treats

by Dec 13, 2018Daily Blogs0 comments

    For the holidays being here with special occasions and parties coming up, everyone is looking for a fun holiday treat to bring for all to enjoy.  Try out these HEALTHY holiday treats to serve anyone and surely impress!

Chocomole Pudding

We know pudding to be a cozy holiday staple- it’s literally in Christmas SONGS!  Try this recipe for a unique, healthy, vegan take on traditional pudding.

  • 16 Medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Garnishes
  1. Soak the dates in a cup of hot water 5-10 minutes or until soft, then drain
  2. Process dates, avocados, milk beverage, cocoa powder, maple or agave syrup, vanilla, and a pinch of salt in a food processor until creamy
  3. Refrigerate about three hours or until cold.  Garnish with berries or an extra pinch of salt!
  4. Enjoy!

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/251076/chocomole-pudding/

Cranberry Orange Punch

Give your guests or fellow party-goers a special, super refreshing drink that’s different and superior to typical canned sodas!

  • 2 (2 quart) bottles cranberry juice (no-sugar-added  but sweetened with fruit juice)
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle chilled club soda
  • 6 cups orange juice
  • Oranges, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries
  1. Mix the ingredients (minus the fruit garnishes) in a large punch bowl.
  2. Cover and chill for 4 hours.
  3. Put the cranberries and orange slices in and enjoy!

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/269133/cranberry-orange-punch/

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

This hummus makes for an amazing, more savory appetizer or snack at any event and can be garnished to really capture the cozy holiday spirit!

  • 1 ½ cups roasted butternut squash
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/16 tsp cumin
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Cut butternut squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  3. Rub 1 tsp of olive oil over insides of butternut squash (1/2 tsp on each)
  4. Place olive oil-rubbed-side down on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, scoop out 1 1/2 cups worth.
  7. Add butternut squash, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and water to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  8. Add in spices and blend until well-combined.
  9. Serve with veggies, crackers or dipping of choice.
  10. Enjoy!

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2014/09/roasted-butternut-squash-hummus.html

Happy eating, happy health, and happy holidays!

XOXO,

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