Written with special guest, Caitlin Cunningham, dietetic student, Eastern Michigan University
We are excited to share with you our Easy Holiday Entertaining Cooking Demonstration! The holidays are a fun, stressful, busy, and often indulgent time of year. We want to show you how you can still enjoy your favorite classic dishes with a delicious, nutritious twist.
While grocery shopping last night for these ingredients I was reminded of how many nutrient-void, processed, convenience foods make their way to the Thanksgiving dinner table. What also makes me sad is the fact that this is normal for the majority of Americans on a daily basis. Today, Caitlin and I have prepped some recipes to make some of your favorite holiday-inspired dishes from scratch with REAL food and nutritious ingredients. Just so you know, this doesn't mean we'll be cutting any corners when it comes to flavor. We both believe it's okay to enjoy a little extra butter, use white flour, and even some sugar when recreating indulgent holiday dishes.
Stay tuned on Sunday, November 15th beginning at 1 P.M. as we demonstrate how to prepare easy and delicious holiday inspired dishes that you can share with your friends and family. We will be using Periscope and Google Hangouts to broadcast this cooking demonstration to you. See below for details on how to connect with us.
We'll try our best to stick to the following schedule (EDT):
1:00 - Ginger Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce & Fresh No-Cook Cranberry Relish
2:00 - Maple Walnut Apple Crisp
3:00 - Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Praline Pecans
3:30 - Sage Dressing from Scratch (Stuffing)
4:30 - Homemade Green Bean Casserole
Bonus - Chicken Piccata recipe attached too
We want to help you lighten up holiday recipes by teaching you how to swap out excess fat, sugar, and salt in exchange for flavorful, fresh ingredients, spices, and seasonings. We hope you can join in!
Additional tips to lighten up your favorites:
Periscope: @LettuceLiveWell & @Caitlin56772519
Twitter: @LettuceLiveWell & @CaitlinRD2B
Courtney Stinson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist