Low Calorie Christmas Recipes

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

It's jingle bell time - and we've got some tasty low calorie recipes to compliment the spirit of the season.....

 


In need of a few low calorie recipes for the Christmas holidays? Then park your sled right here and we'll share a few of Diet Bites favorites. All are very easy to make - which of course, makes them very quick to prepare. And all are low in caloric content.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Diet Bites!

Easy Reindeer Antler Cookies, a low calorie holiday cookie recipe with healthy benefits

The Recipe Ingredients

Pretzels, Medium Size
Dark Chocolate Bark
Holiday Sprinkles

Oh goody! A treat that we can feel good about enjoying amid the bustling holiday season. Dark chocolate contains some heart-healthy benefits - and pretzels are naturally low in calories and fat grams. The holiday sprinkles of course, add a bit of magic to the season.

Simply melt the dark chocolate, dip the pretzels 1/2 way into the melting pot then place on wax paper. Sprinkle with the assorted decorations. As a cooking note, you can melt the chocolate in a fondue pot which is quite fun for the little ones in particular - or when you want to enjoy a special moment with your significant other. And other healthy foods can be dipped into the chocolate such as whole strawberries, pieces of banana, pineapple chunks and several other fruits.

Or, you can use the microwave to melt the chocolate before dipping the pretzels. Because we're only dipping half the pretzel, we're saving calories on the chocolate because heart-healthy benefits or not, chocolate is high in caloric values when not kept in moderation.

Let's move on to a main course recipe that can be prepared amid the holidays - one that is rich, tasty and comforting. And who doesn't like a hearty dash of comfort and joy amid this happy time of year!

Roasted Roast, a low calorie recipe

The Recipe Ingredients

1 five pound roast (beef, pork, lamb) of your choice OR you can use chicken or turkey if you prefer
Assortment of peeled vegetables cut into large chunks: potatoes, carrots, onion, parsley, celery stalks
Seasoning: Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce
Roasting Bag, prepared based on package directions

How to Prepare This Recipe

roast recipeRub the roast with the sea salt and cracked pepper. Add the Worcestershire Sauce and rub into the roast. Use as much or as little of the sauce based on your personal taste. Add the prepared vegetables to the bag; set the roast on top of the vegetables.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 3 to 3 hours, or until fully cooked. Serve with whole grain dinner rolls and your favorite low calorie beverage.

Speaking of low calorie beverages - here is our tasty recipe for Jingle Bell Holiday Punch.

Jingle Bell Holiday Punch Recipe

The Recipe Ingredients

1 Quart of Skim, Reduced Fat Egg Nog
1 large container of partially frozen reduced fat, light whipped topping (or you can use the non fat if preferred)
Ground Nutmeg

Place the egg nog into a punch bowl. Add the whipped topping. Stir to mix; the topping should fold into the nog. Dust the top of the punch bowl with the ground nutmeg - but don't use liberally as too much will overpower the punch. Just a light dusting will do - and will make the egg nog look so beautiful.

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