Try These Healthy Recipes for the Holidays!

Give these healthy recipes a try this holiday season. Brought to you by our Dietitian, Amanda from  NOCHS Bariatric Clinic.

Pomegranate Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad


  • 1lb Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/2c pomegranate seeds
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Shred the Brussel Sprouts: Lay each sprout on its side, then thinly slice starting from the top and working towards the root. Then use your fingers to gently separate the shreds.
  2. Seed the pomegranate: Cut the pomegranate into quarters and place them in a large bowl of water. Under the water, gently pull out the seeds with your fingers.
    1. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the white pith from the fruit will gloat to the top. When all the seeds are extracted, skim off the white pith and strain out the water. Rinse the pomegranate seeds then store extra seeds in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  3. Cut the apple into bite-size pieces.
  4. Thinly slice the shallot into rings
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, maple syrup and salt. Gradually whisk in the olive oil.
  6. In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together and serve immediately.


4 servings

1 serving- 138 calories, 2.6g protein, 7g fat, 3.9g fiber


Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad



  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar free syrup
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 3c spinach leaves
  • 2c cooked quinoa
  • 1½c chopped apple
  • 1/3c dried cranberries
  • 1/3c goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4c walnuts, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients for dressing in small bowl and set aside.
  2. In large bowl mix spinach, quinoa, apples, dried cranberries, goat cheese and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top with dressing and mix thoroughly.


14 servings

1 serving (~1/2c)- 97calories, 2.3 grams protein, 4.6 grams fat, 1.9 grams fiber

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