This is our last blog of the year! As a health and wellness company, we feel it’s important to step back from work and unwind so we don’t post over the holidays. We’ll be back in the New Year with great content, but our team is taking time off to celebrate with family and friends.
Over the holidays, we’ll be enjoying a lot of great food, and we know you will be too! So much of it can weigh you down, so today, we are looking at seafood options that are a little lighter but are celebration foods instead of run-of-the-mill recipes! These are perfect for Christmas or New Year’s!
This dish can be mild or pack a punch depending on the blue cheese you pick. We tend to stick to the milder blue cheeses. By mixing it with mustard, cream cheese, fresh parsley and shallots, you have a delicious filling that shines when stuffed in shrimp. The shrimp acts in the place of a cracker for the cheese spread. It adds far more flavor than a cracker ever could while also removing the carbs! This is a perfect appetizer for Christmas or a New Year’s Eve party! A serving has 43 calories and no carbs or fiber. Get the recipe.
This seafood salad needs to marinate overnight but can marinate for three days! The sisters who shared this recipe’s mother’s version originally used five types of seafood. She served it as part of the Italian “feast of the seven fishes” on Christmas Eve. The writers cut it down to just two types of seafood: squid and shrimp. That’s a lot easier and still delicious! It’s a fast recipe that prepares itself in the fridge! A Serving has 288 calories, 5.5 grams of carbs and 0.3 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This is probably the fanciest dish we have ever shared. But, we just looked it up, our regular supermarket has frozen lobster tails on sale for $5.99! This will be a Christmas dinner that wows people but won’t break the bank. The recipe has just six ingredients and takes only half an hour! A serving has 482 calories, 6.4 grams of carbs and 0.4 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
If you want to have the feast of the seven fishes all in one course, this stew is for you! With tomatoes and fennel, you do get some earthy flavors. But then, seven different types of seafood knock this dish out of the park. While it’s called a stew, it only takes a half-hour to prepare, so you won’t be in the kitchen all day. Even though it’s easy, guests will be impressed by this beautiful soup! A serving has 346 calories, 16.6 grams of carbs and 2.7 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope that you celebrate the holidays with one of these dishes! However you choose to celebrate, wherever you are, the Neuliven Health team wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Happy holidays!