Holiday Cooking for Busy People

Holiday Cooking for Busy People
(Recipe Collection)

14 Recipes Created by LISAPOOH34

I'm no chef, and I don't have a lot of time to prepare elaborate recipes. I like foods that taste great, are good for me, and don't take all day to prepare! Here's a collection of recipes that will help you get through the holidays and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Recipes in this Collection

Strawberry Protein Smoothie
Good 3.6/5
(14 ratings)
Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Cookbook creator says: You can use 1 cup of any combination of fruit that you like. I like berries for added fiber! This low-cal, nutrition packed meal to-go is great for fueling up before a long day of gift shopping!Submitted by SCOOBIES48

Carbs: 24g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 20.8g | Calories: 192.3
Pumpkin Protein Shake
Very Good 4.2/5
(78 ratings)
Pumpkin Protein Shake

Cookbook creator says: I admit I haven't tried this, but it seems like an easy, yummy treat. I might go for Fat Free evaporated milk, if it would drop the calories a bit.Submitted by BADPANDA

Carbs: 28.2g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 27.6g | Calories: 263.7
Chicken-Veggie pizza
(no ratings)
Chicken-Veggie pizza

Cookbook creator says: Sometimes, when you need a quick and easy meal after a long day of holiday preparations, the temptation is to call for pizza delivery. Try this yummy, healthier substitute instead!Submitted by LISAPOOH34

Carbs: 23.3g | Fat: 11.8g | Fiber: 9.9g | Protein: 47.2g | Calories: 366.7
Carrot Raisin Salad
Very Good 4.0/5
(4 ratings)
Carrot Raisin Salad

Cookbook creator says: I use vanilla yogurt instead of Miracle Whip or mayo, and a splash of lime juice for a bit of zing. This makes a wonderful side dish for your holiday table.Submitted by LACILEIGH

Carbs: 28.4g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 137.6
Sweet Butternut Squash
Very Good 4.5/5
(23 ratings)
Sweet Butternut Squash

Cookbook creator says: This is my sister's favorite dish on the holiday table!Submitted by PSPEARSJR

Carbs: 28.7g | Fat: 11.2g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 209.4
Sweet Potato Fries
Very Good 4.6/5
(60 ratings)
Sweet Potato Fries

Cookbook creator says: A fun alternative for a traditional holiday treat! When I'm cooking for just myself, I cut one sweet potato into strips, spread on a foil-lined cookie sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray, and then spray again with cooking spray. Try sprinkling different seasonings on top!Submitted by SUEALLAN

Carbs: 33.6g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 167.9
Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
(no ratings)
Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Cookbook creator says: I love this sweet and spicy soup, especially on a cool fall day. I usually make a big pot of it on a Sunday afternoon and then save leftovers in small containers, perfect for reheating or grab and go lunches during the week.

Carbs: 24.2g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 159
Easy Beef Stew
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)
Easy Beef Stew

Cookbook creator says: This is another super easy Sunday afternoon treat!Submitted by LISAPOOH34

Carbs: 19.7g | Fat: 11.3g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 19.5g | Calories: 266.1
Creamy Brocolli Potato Soup
Very Good 4.2/5
(13 ratings)
Creamy Brocolli Potato Soup

Cookbook creator says: My family's traditional Christmas Eve meal is soup and sandwiches. This is a healthier alternative to Mom's traditional Broccoli Cheese soup that will still get us out the door in time for church!Submitted by PAIGESCOTT

Carbs: 17.4g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 95.6
2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
Very Good 4.6/5
(764 ratings)
2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Cookbook creator says: So easy and SO TASTY!Submitted by LORILARSENRN

Carbs: 24.4g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 113.8
Warm Apples with Granola topping
Very Good 4.6/5
(88 ratings)
Warm Apples with Granola topping

Cookbook creator says: I make something similar to this, but I leave off the splenda and cinnamon. When you heat it, the granola gets a little soft, so it's kind of like an apple crumble. This is a favorite snack!Submitted by SHANIMCK

Carbs: 25.7g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 145
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Pumpkin Bread
(no ratings)
Pumpkin Bread

Cookbook creator says: I brought this to my mom's house for Thanskgiving last year, and it was a big hit!Submitted by LISAPOOH34

Carbs: 102.6g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 188.9
Mock Ice Cream Sandwich
Very Good 4.9/5
(15 ratings)
Mock Ice Cream Sandwich

Cookbook creator says: You won't believe how simple and yummy these treats are! Curb your stress-induced cravings with these healthy alternatives.Submitted by BUGNPIGSMOM

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 145
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