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New Year’s Eve Nosh

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail New Years Eve NoshCongratulations to us!  We’ve made it through December and all the holiday parties!  Just one more to go.  I find that by New Year’s Eve, however, I just want to relax and “be” at home.

I do like to make a special dinner to give thanks for all the gifts of the past year and offer a toast in excitement and anticipation for the year to come.  But I want it to be super colourful and flavourful with minimal work required, much of which can be done in advance.  And this menu fits the bill.

So ring in 2020 in smooth and stylish fashion with these succulent cinnamon and orange infused braised lamb shanks in the starring role.

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New Year’s Eve Nosh

Salad: Fennel, Radicchio & Grapefruit Salad (you may substitute orange for grapefruit if you wish – clementines are fantastic this time of year)

Main: Braised Lamb Shanks (this slow braised dish will perfume your house with festive scents of orange and cinnamon and requires very little last minute attention)

Side: Cauliflower Mash (feel free to use frozen cauliflower here to save time – read on to find out why it is especially good to eat on New Year’s Eve)

Dessert: Chocolate Nutty Baked Pears (a little like fondue-on-a-plate, these pears can be baked well in advance and rewarmed;  when ready to serve, just garnish with pomegranate seeds and drizzle with chocolate)

Join The Nutritional Reset community here to receive this month’s menu today (as well as each month to come)!  And read on for some nutritional tidbits about a few foods featured in the recipes…

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Feast Festively without Piling on the Pounds (regifted)

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail Healthy Holiday EatingThis post proved so popular last season that I’m re-gifting it, along with some extra tips and an all-new collection of healthy holiday recipes that will expand your festive repertoire, not your waistline. 

Did you know that the average North American gains 7 to 10 pounds during the holidays?  Fear not – you can feast festively without piling on the pounds!

Click here to join The Nutritional Reset community and I will email you Healthy Holiday Eating, a selection of festive recipes which show that you can eat meals that are both healthy and delicious – not only at the holidays but all year round!

Read on for a few healthy eating strategies to make this holiday season your sveltest yet…

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