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Low-Fat Holiday Recipes

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but 'tis also the season of overindulgence and weight gain. With holiday parties, goodies around the office and decadent family dinners, it's hard to resist the temptation. This year enjoy your treats, but make sure that the food you prepare at home is healthy and well balanced. These 15 sensational recipes not only celebrate the season, but will help make you look especially inviting under the mistletoe.

Appetizers

Lemon-Dill Cucumber Dip
38 calories, 0 grams of fat

Fresh Fruit with Maple-Vanilla Yogurt Dip
168 calories, 1 gram of fat


Sides

Roasted Root Vegetables
153 calories, 3 grams of fat

Wild Rice With Dried Cranberries and Walnuts
167 calories, 5 grams of fat

Skinny Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
106 calories, 0 grams of fat

Brown Rice and Crunchy Vegetable Salad
168 calories, 4 grams of fat


Desserts

Harvest Apples
212 calories, 5 grams of fat

Winter Fruit Salad
90 calories, 0 grams of fat

Orange-Ginger Biscotti
101 calories, 0 grams of fat

Soups

Potato and Leek Soup
114 calories, 4 grams of fat

Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions and Apples
Bill Wavrin, Rancho la Puerta, Baja, Mexico
95 calories, 1 gram of fat

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup with Winter Vegetables
399 calories, 6 grams of fat


Entrees

Turkey Meatloaf with Sundried Tomatoes
281 calories, 6 grams of fat

Acorn Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
302 calories, 6 grams of fat

Stir-Fried Beef with Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Carrots
211 calories, 7 grams of fat


Angela Moore, RD
Managing Editor

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