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Healthy Holiday Entertaining

Toni Ann DiSantis

The Holidays are all about getting together with your family and friends & devouring delicious food.  Here are a few healthy easy options to add to your menu while entertaining your guests and welcoming in the New Year.

These recipes have about four or five ingredients and only take about five minutes to prepare!

 

CAPRESE SALAD

Serves 8

Calories- 74g

Fat- 1g

Protein- 5g

Ingredients

2 vine ripen tomatoes
8 oz fresh mozzarella
Fresh basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar
Sea Salt and 2 Tbs of Olive oil

Directions

1. Cut the Mozzarella and tomatoes in quarter- inch slices.
2. Layer them on a plate with basil leaves.
3. Drizzle balsamic vinegar, olive oil & a little sea salt.

 

RED PEAR AND PROSCIUTTO SKEWERS

Serves 4

Calories - 118g

Fat - 6g

Protein - 8g

Ingredients

2 red pears
Package of prosciutto
Balsamic vinegar
4 skewers

Directions

1. Chop the pears into triangular wedges.
2. Roll slices of prosciutto and then cut into halves.
3. Alternate pears and prosciutto on the skewers.
4. Plate and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

 

CUCUMBER CRAB WRAPS

Serves 6

Calories - 22g

Fat -1g

Protein - 1g

Ingredients

3 oz crab meat
2 tbsp fat-free mayo
1 cucumber
1/2 scallion
2 tsp dill pickle relish
Toothpicks

Directions

1. Peel cucumber and cut lengthwise into thin strips.
2. Combine mayo, relish and scallions in a bowl and stir.
3. Place mayo mixture and crab pieces on a strip of cucumber, roll the cucumber, and then fasten with toothpick.

 

TURKEY AVOCADO SKEWERS

Serves 8

Calories- 104g

Fat - 7g

Protein- 6g

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados
3/4 lb Executive Oven Roasted Turkey breast (low sodium) - (ShopRite)
Raspberry vinaigrette
8 skewers

Directions

1. Peel and chop avocados into triangle wedges.
2. Roll turkey slices and cut into halves.
3. Alternate avocado and turkey pieces on the skewers.
4. Plate and drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette.


RANCH STYLE HUMMUS

Serves 4

Calories- 126

Fat- 1g

Protein- 8g

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1tsp dried parsley
  • 12 tsp garlic salt
  • 1tsp dried dill

Directions

  1. 1. Blend ingredients
  2. 2. Serve with vegetables pita chips and/or a whole grain cracker