Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

A favorite holiday dish for Mexicans is the ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad. The tradition calls for serving this flavorful salad on Christmas Eve or at holiday celebrations prior to Christmas Eve. It is a combination of colorful fruits and vegetables mixed together with a sweet dressing.  Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil3 tablespoons … Read More

Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Imagine a holiday table piled high with beautiful plates of brightly colored vegetables, fish, salads, grains, and fresh fruit. You may not be in the Mediterranean, but there’s no reason you can’t bring the Mediterranean diet to your holiday table. Here are a few healthy, delicious recipes to consider: Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red … Read More

5 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

The holiday season is typically a time we indulge — which includes cookies and sweets. Desserts tend to be high in calories and fat, with limited nutritional value. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make mouth-watering, lighter versions of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes and other tasty treats with natural sweeteners and … Read More

How You Can Make Your Indian Holiday Dinner Heart-Healthy

Many Indian families indulge in traditional dishes and sweets during the Holiday season. Although some are healthy and contain lots of vegetables, grains and herbs, others are loaded with ghee (clarified butter), oil, full-fat dairy products and fatty cuts of meat. Healthy menu substitutes for traditional Indian recipes Instead of giving up these traditions, you … Read More

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Try These Lighter, Healthier Jewish Sufganiyot and Latkes

Try these lighter versions of popular foods for Hanukkah: sufganiyot and latkes. By making a few small changes, you can make them healthier and still honor the tradition. Sufganiyots (jelly-filled doughnuts) The Israeli Hanukkah treat called sufganiyots – or fried jelly-filled doughnuts – are a holiday tradition. Many Hanukkah dishes are fried in oil, so … Read More

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

From cookies and sweets, to rich dinners and festive holiday drinks every ethnicity has its own traditions. This season, join us on a cultural journey to learn about a variety of culinary delights to celebrate the season. Some food items are already healthy, while others can be made healthier with revisions to the recipes. Have … Read More