Healthy Christmas Recipes Part 1

Over the next few weeks, we are going to highlight recipes you can use during the Christmas season, whether at a party or for Christmas dinner. You may like them enough to use them year round. Enjoy!

Kale Salad

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1 clove garlic finely minced, 1 tsp organic mustard, ¼ tsp. Celtic Sea Salt, 3 tbsp. mayonnaise (preferably Hainz/avocado mayo or one not using vegetable or canola oil), 3 tbsp. organic olive oil, 1 bunch kale with stems removed and leaves thinly sliced, ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese (goat), 1 small pinch of fresh ground pepper. Trader Joe's has the organic kale already with stems removed.

Procedure: In a large bowl:

Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt, mayonnaise, and oil. Toss the kale with the dressing and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and season with black pepper. Serve with additional salt to taste.

Acorn Squash Cups

Ingredients: 1 Acorn squash, 1 pound grass fed beef or lamb, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1tsp. fresh ground pepper, 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt, ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley.

Procedure: Cut 1 acorn squash in half, clean out center, mix together meat with all other ingredients, place in the center of the squash.  Bake at 400 for 45- 60 minutes.

Smashed Cauliflower

Ingredients: One head of organic cauliflower, 2 tablespoons organic butter, ¼ tsp Celtic Sea Salt, ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper, ¼ tsp paprika.

Procedure: Bring a medium/large pan with water to a boil, cut the cauliflower into small pieces, cook the cauliflower until fork tender.  Drain water from cauliflower, place back in pan, smash with a smasher until desired thickness, add organic butter and seasonings.

About: The Drugless Doctors is a chiropractic and nutrition-based wellness practice based in Westlake and Elyria, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.