Wellness for the Family: Healthier Holiday Swaps – 9 & 10 News – 9&10 News

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If you are looking for some healthier alternatives this holiday season, we’ve got you covered! Wellness For The Family
It’s officially here – the cozy season of delicious food, special gatherings and cookie exchanges. A holiday centered around food can certainly pose challenges to health goals. 
It’s difficult to say no to a second helping of your favorite food, but there are ways to help keep your hunger and desire for more in check:
While it’s good to keep the above in mind, bringing along a healthy dish to pass around can help you stay in control of health goals. We’ve got you covered with a side dish, a flourless and butter-free cookie for an exchange and a crowd-pleasing appetizer:
Arugula Pesto
Acorn Squash
You Won’t Believe it’s Chickpeas Holiday Cookies
Cookie exchanges are popular during the holidays, and this cookie recipe may just wow and surprise partygoers. Made with chickpeas instead of flour and cashew butter instead of butter, this vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe offers extra protein, fiber, folate, iron and B vitamins at a fraction of the saturated fat and refined carbohydrates.
These cookies come out with a crisp exterior and slightly soft interior with some chew. It’s best to eat them fresh to enjoy the crisp. 
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Zesty and Creamy Tahini Sauce
Blistered shishito peppers are making an appearance on more hip restaurant menus, but they are very simple to make at home. Offering up vitamin A, C, fiber, shishito peppers are a healthier dipper than chips, but more complex than cut carrots and cucumbers. The dip in this recipe is made from the Mediterranean staple tahini, a paste made from toasted and ground sesame seeds. This creamy paste offers up healthy fats, fiber and copper which helps with blood clot formation and blood pressure.
Shishito Peppers
Creamy Tahini Sauce
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