Healthy Holiday Eats: Ricky & Armando

By: Team Trilogy

Ricky's Healthy Holiday Food: Cauliflower Mash

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a big ol’ heaping of mashed potatoes, but after the all the cream and butter, it can be one of the least nutritious things on the table. This cauliflower alternative still gives you that rich, creamy flavor to go with all the turkey you can handle. Now you don’t have to feel guilty about going back for seconds!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cauliflower ~3 pounds
  • 5 large garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt and more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper and more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, olive oil, or avocado oil

Instructions:

1. Cook the cauliflower florets in a large stock pot for ~10 min or steam in the microwave (cook a little extra for soft, creamy florets!)

2. Add the cauliflower, garlic, salt/pepper and ghee (or oil) into a blender or food processor (a hand mixer also works great!) and blend until smooth and creamy!

3. Taste and adjust for seasoning. This can also be prepped ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator, it reheats very well!

Armando's Healthy Holiday Food: Lumpia (Eggrolls)

Growing up Filipino means egg rolls are to be made for EVERY. SINGLE. CELEBRATION. During Thanksgiving I would always enjoy eating egg rolls my mom would make/bring to parties since it was what I grew up with and knew. Traditionally they are made with pork and deep fried, so I decided to take a shot at making a healthier alternative to the popular dish! I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, or olive oil
  • Season to preference with garlic powder, salt, and pepper

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and place in a Ziploc bag.

2. Make a 1/2 inch cut on the corner of the Ziploc bag to dispense mixture onto egg roll wrapper.

3. Roll egg roll into a log shape and use egg wash to seal the end to keep from coming undone.

4. Set oven to 400 and bake 20-22 minutes.