Holiday Recipe Makeovers

We’ve trimmed the fat — but not the great taste — from these easy dishes. And while they still won’t pass for diet food, they’re healthier than regular holiday fare.

Holiday Recipe Makeovers

Appetizers

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/cheesywafers_150.jpgCheesy Penny Wafers

These delicious Cheddar wafers (and their cheese straw variation) are great finger food to start off your holiday feast. Savour their crisp, flaky taste!

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/shrimpbisque_150.jpgFresh Shrimp Bisque

A savoury bisque that uses stock and milk instead of heavy creams to achieve its thickness. Drink in the warm of this wonderful meal starter.

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Seafood Mousse

This rich seafood mousse tastes great without all the fat of the original recipe. Give it a try!

Main Courses

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/porkApricot_150.jpgApricot-Glazed Pork Loin

This tender pork loin is lighty glazed with a delicious fruit topping, making it quite a healthy choice.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/roastduck_150.jpgDuck in Orange Sauce

This is a perfect alternative to turkey and goose, with its refreshing orange glaze and zest.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/GooseApples_150.jpgRoast Goose with Dried Apple Stuffing

Roasted to a nice golden brown colour and stuffed with uniquely seasoned apples, guests will be singing the praises of this delictable goose.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/TurkeyCornBread_150.jpgRoast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing

The classic holiday offering gets a makover as well, reducing some of the fat and adding some delicious cornbread stuffing.

Side Dishes

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/cauliflower_150.jpgCauliflower with Cheese Sauce

The light cheese sauce makes these cauliflowers hard to resist. Have a nice helping of it at your next Christmas dinner.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/cornbread_150.jpgCornbread Sticks

The popular soul food is a wonderful substitute for bread. Dive into its unique texture and take in its’ flavourful scent.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/spinach_150.jpgCreamed Spinach

This green superfood gets all dolled up for the holidays. Give your meal a powerful health boost with this recipe.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/MashedPotatoes_150.jpgDuchesse Mashed Potatoes

No meal feels complete without a serving of hearty mashed potatoes. Now you can enjoy them guilt-free. 

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Enjoy the great taste of these creamy scalloped potatoes without a lot of the fat.

Desserts

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/ChocolateCake_150.jpgChocolate Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

This decadent cake is sure to satisfy your chocolate craving without attacking your waistline. Grab a slice and enjoy.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/MississippiCake_150.jpgMississippi Mud Cake

Have a taste of some down-home cuisine with this chocolate cake with its smooth glaze. Enjoy this rich, creamy dessert!

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/cheesecake_150.jpgNew York Cheesecake

A wonderful version of the classic cheesecake made with low-fat ingredients.

src=http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/Christmas%20Recipe%20Makeovers/OrangeCake_150.jpgScarlet’s Orange Cake

Perfect for afternoon tea or at the end of dinner, this lightly-frosted cake refreshes the pallet and a great way to end the meal.

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