Slimmed Down Recipes

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Skinny food and drink for all your celebrations

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NogLove (Vegan Egg Nog)

Courtesy Denise Mari, Founder of Organic Avenue

How delicious is egg nog? But at over 300 calories a cup, this beverage is a diet disaster. Luckily, Organic Avenue is on the scene with a healthy vegan version of the traditional drink.

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Amazing Gravy

Courtesy Randy Rabney of The Conscious Plate

You mean to tell us that we can have our gravy and eat it too?! This recipe is flourless and uses Grand Marnier. Win win!

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Courtesy Dig Inn New York

No holiday table would be complete without sweet potatoes. The fab, lightened up dish from Chef Daniel Angerer has only 85 calories per serving.

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Coco Espresso Martini

Courtesy Christine Avanti

Coconut, coffee, and chocolate…and it’s healthy? Um mix us up one please! This creamy and cool cocktail will warm you up in no time.

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Creamy Cream-Less Broccoli Casserole

Courtesy Amanda Skrip, natural foods chef and wellness consultant

We all know that the “cream” of the crop is what makes our buttons pop! But this Broccoli Casserole recipe uses a blend of cashews and nutritional yeast to create a healthier version of a comfort food favorite!

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Vegan Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Courtesy Veronica Bosgraaf of Pure Bar

Warm and comforting, this lightened up soup trades the heavy cream for vanilla almond milk, which helps decrease calories and increase flavor.

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Prickly Pear Margarita

Courtesy Talavera Cocina Mexicana in Coral Gables, Fla.

Spice up your holiday drinking with this reddish purple cocktail that is a festive but unique addition to any party.

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Zucchini Latkes

Courtesy Kate Brown of DailyBurn

Get your Hanukkah on with this healthy take on traditional latkes that subs shredded zucchini for shredded potato. And to save even more cals, use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

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Skinnygirl White Cranberry Cosmo Special

Courtesy Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl Founder and FabFitFun favorite

Want a super simple way to spruce up one of Bethenny’s fab pre-made cocktails? Check out her super easy cheat!

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Turkey Sausage Stuffing

Courtesy Mindstream’s Executive Chef Brandon Franklin

Cut the fat by switching to turkey sausage in this mouth-watering, veggie-packed, classic stuffing.

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Vegan Butter Toffee Cookies

Courtesy Carolyn “The Healthy Voyager” Scott-Hamilton

Carolyn has been making these cookies since she was a kid, but veganized the recipe since 1998. Cholesterol-free and lower in fat than their non-vegan counterparts, these super-delicious treats boast antioxidant powers from the dark chocolate.

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Buttery Cinnamon Pecans

Courtesy Debbie Johnson

Inspired by more decadent “Spiced Pecans,” this sweet treat can help fulfill your desire for pecan rolls and cinnamon rolls without ever touching any bread. Best of all, the nuts are rich in antioxidants!

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Posted on December 15, 2011

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