Healthy Christmas Recipes

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Hello readers! I hope everyone is having a great week. It’s almost Christmas time.  While enjoying the food and festivities, be sure to make healthy choices and keep certain foods in moderation. I have composed a list of some healthy Christmas recipes for you to try.

Orange – Cranberry Relish

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1 and 1/2  unpeeled orange, cut into eighths and seeded
1 12-ounce pack of Fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
Agave

Place half the cranberries and half the orange slices in food processor container. Process until mixture is evenly chopped. Pour in a bowl. Repeat with remaining cranberries and orange slices. Stir in agave to taste . Place in the refrigerator to chill. Serve and enjoy.

Collard Greens and Kale

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1 large bunch collard greens,
about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
1 large bunch kale, about 1 to 1
1/2 pounds
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
pepper
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
a few dashes hot pepper sauce,
optional

Rinse collard greens and kale thoroughly. Drain and cut out large, tough stems and ribs. Slice the leaves into 1/4-inch strips.You should have about 8 packed cups.Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 30seconds. Add half of the collard greens and cook,stirring, for about 30 seconds.Add half of the kale and cook stirring, for about 1 minute, or until the leaves begin to soften.Add the remaining greens and cook,stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes,until the greens are tender.Season with the salt, , cajun seasoning, pepper, and lemon juice, and a few drops of hot pepper
sauce, if desired. Serve and enjoy.

 

Hope everyone enjoys the recipes! Merry Christmas from Healthy Heart Plus

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