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Easy Traditional Elegance

Enjoy our simple, low-fat menu this Christmas

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Easy Traditional Elegance

This December I’ve put together some traditional favourites that are easy to prepare so you have more time to visit with friends and family. These recipes are also done the low-fat way, to give them a new, healthier twist.

This December I’ve put together some traditional favourites that are easy to prepare so you have more time to visit with friends and family. These recipes are also done the low-fat way, to give them a new, healthier twist.

Canada’s government-issued dietary guidelines recommend that we get only 10 percent of our calories from saturated fat. That’s not a whole lot, when you think that just one mouthful of shortbreadmade from creamed butter and sugaris nearly 50 percent saturated fat. In most recipes we can substitute healthy fats; for example, monounsaturated fats from olive oil and polyunsaturated oils from nuts and seeds. These fats have cardiovascular benefits and great flavour.

Free-run, organic, lean meats such as the Cornish game hen served here are an overlooked option for the festive table. Why not try something new this year and slim down the Christmas menu so you can indulge on a little of that shortbread?

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