Diet Friendly Holiday Recipes

The holiday season is officially in full swing! That means holidays, spending time with family and friends, and tons of holiday meals and treats. Unfortunately, many of these desserts passed around are high in fat, carbs, and sodium which makes it difficult for those on health-related diets to enjoy. This season, we don’t want you to miss out! Here are a few recipes catered to specific diets to help you maintain your health while not missing out on all the great food that comes with the joy of the season!

Low Cholesterol

High cholesterol is caused by eating large amounts of sugars, trans fats, and saturated fats. Unfortunately, many of the treats we enjoy during the holiday season are high in these elements. Here are a few recipes to try that taste great and will keep your cholesterol down!

Cholesterol Free Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Oatmeal Blondies

These bars are low fat, low cholesterol and low sodium!

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Low Sodium

Reducing salt intake helps prevent heart failure, keeps swelling down, and high blood pressures under control. To maintain a healthy, low sodium diet keeping consumption to under 1,500 mg per day is the ideal amount. These snacks below will help maintain low sodium levels while still enjoying some of your favorite foods!

Low Sodium Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Sodium Level: 25 mg/piece

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Low Sodium Snack Mix

Sodium Level: 36 mg/cup

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High Protein

Healthy, high protein diets can help with a healthy immune system and building lean body mass. 45 to 55 grams of protein a day is recommended for a high protein diet. We found some healthy, high protein treats to keep you happy through the holidays!

High Protein Christmas Cookies

Protein: 8g/cookie

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Cinnamon Crunch Protein Balls

Protein: 20g/ball

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Gluten Free

The numbers of people going gluten free has spiked in recent years. Whether it be from allergies or personal dietary preference, it has resulted in tons of delicious gluten free recipes! Try these holiday snacks below this season!

Gluten Free Puppy Chow

Gluten Free Dutch Apple Pie

We hope these recipes help you enjoy the wonderful food that comes with this season while maintaining your diet! If you find yourself in need of assistance with holiday preparations, give Kore Cares a call at (605) 275-2344!