Healthy Holidays -Recipes You MUST Try!

Valerie Whitmore

Valerie Whitmore, founder and creator of, compiled a list of healthy takes on holiday recipe favorites.  Okay, so maybe the Bacon Wrapped Turkey isn’t healthy, but she insists that it’s a total keeper!  Click, Cook, Enjoy!




Basic Bread Stuffing: Four main ingredients plus a few spices equals yummy AND easy!

Oven-Made Apricot-Wild Rice Stuffing: Mix up your traditional fare and go for this elegant, savory and sweet option.

Mashed Faux-tatoes: Oh my goodness!  How brilliant -take a peek and  you’ll see what I mean.  I definitely want to try this!

Light  & Tasty Mashed Potatoes: Another smart take on a favorite.  Check out those herbs -it’s packed with flavor!

Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Creme Sauce: A spiffed up, light version of an all-time holiday classic.

Lighter Sweet Potato Casserole: An intelligent recipe of a holiday staple with a lighter side!

Green Bean Casserole: Oh, now this I like!  Adding a few twists to a favorite makes it that much more gourmet and you’ll definitely get the conversation going around the table (or maybe not, since they won’t be able to stop eating these delicious recipes!)

Maple Bacon Roast Turkey: Valerie swears by this -and just from looking at the recipe I KNOW I’ll be using this for Thanksgiving.  Not a light recipe, but a ridiculously delicious one that will make the whole table happy!

Holiday Roasted Turkey with Vegetable Gravy: Norman Rockwell had this at his Thanksgiving dinners.  Okay, so that’s not true, but you’d bet it was once you see this recipe!

Low-Fat Pumpkin Mousse Pie: Grabbing the car keys and headed out the door to get the ingredients for this recipe RIGHT NOW!  Oh my goodness, it’s easy, low-fat and super delicious.  I can already taste it…

Splenda Pumpkin Cheesecake: Mmmmm, Valerie found THE BEST collection of light-version favorites!  This sounds divine -and it’s a snap!

Low Calorie Eggnog: I just fell off my chair -what a brilliant recipe!  Eggnog without the guilt!

Sugar Free Eggnog: Another brilliant spin on the classic holiday beverage!  These are amazing recipes!

Valerie, thank you so much for your wonderful recipe selections!  I can’t wait to get cooking -I am so inspired.

Ladies, enjoy!  And remember to check out as you search for more recipes!  Add it to your favorites -it’s a keeper!


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15 11 2009

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