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Healthy Holiday Recipes

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-28 10:07:16-05

The recipes below were provided by the Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at GBMC.

Low-Fat Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients:

  • 10 Graham crackers
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. Low calorie margarine, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 3500 F
  1. To make crust, place graham crackers in blender or food processor and crumb.
  1. Pour crumbs into a bowl and add egg whites, margarine and sugar. Mix well
  1. Press crumbs evenly into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate.
  1. Bake for 10 minutes until crust is firm and dry.
  1. Remove from oven, cool and set aside.
  1. Fill as desired

Serving size: 1/8 slice

Calories: 97
Fat: 3.25 g
Carbs: 15 g
Protein: 2 g

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Brussel Sprouts with Oranges

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium orange
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 lb. Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ black pepper

Directions:

  1. Zest the orange and add the zest to a small cup. Peel and section the orange, then cut the orange into half. Add the walnuts to a small skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  1. In a large skillet add 1 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat and add shallots and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove the shallots until later. Add one Tbsp. of olive oil and Brussel sprouts for 10-15 minutes. Add orange sections and orange zest, shallots and cook for 2 minutes.
  1. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Servings: 12

Calories/serving: 80
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 3g

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium head of cauliflower, stalk removed
  •  ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 4000 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Break the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until fine. Then steam cauliflower in a steamer basket and drain well. (may put it on a towel to get all the moisture out.) Let cool.
  1. In a bowl, combine the cauliflower with the mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic powder and eggs. Transfer to the center of the baking sheet and spread into a circle, resembling a pizza crust. Bake for 20 minutes.
  1. Add desired toppings and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Recipe submitted by Shiffon Gray who obtained it courtesy of Katie Lee

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb. peeled shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  1. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  1. Add shrimp for 3 minutes on side.
  1. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and combine with the lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Servings: 4

Calories: 130
Total fat: 3.5 g
Total carbohydrates: 1 g
Protein: 24 gram

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