Holiday Recipes

I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday recipes!

Homemade Granola
Makes great gifts!

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds (or pecans, walnuts, peanuts)
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
1-2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Combine oats, almonds and coconut. Set aside. Melt maple syrup in microwave just until runny. Add oil, brown sugar and vanilla and combine. Pour liquid over oat mixture and toss to coat. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and cooking spray and spread mixture out evenly. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir and cook another 5 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!


Chicken Noodle Soup
We have soup and salad every Christmas Eve. A nice way to keep it light!

1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
3 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
2 small zucchini, diced
2 small yellow squash, diced
9 cups water
1 cup skim milk (10 cups of liquid, you can put in less water and more milk if you wish)
10-12 low sodium crushed chicken bouillon cubes
4 chicken breasts (cooked and diced)
1 bag whole wheat eggs noodles
1/2 bag frozen peas

In a large pot, saute celery and carrots in cooking spray until tender. Add zucchini and squash for the last few minutes as they will take less time to cook than the other vegetables. Add water, milk, bouillon, and cooked chicken and bring to a boil. Add egg noodles and peas and cook until noodles are just tender (they will continue to cook as they sit in the hot liquid so be careful they don’t get mushy). Leftovers are great the next day!

Whole Wheat Pancakes
I use cookie cutters on Christmas morning to make fun Christmas shapes!
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups skim milk
2 eggs
3 tbsp applesauce
Mix ingredients and pour onto hot, greased (with cooking spray) griddle. I actually sometimes make waffles with this batter too.
Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD