The holidays can be a long parade of comfort foods and indulgent celebratory meals with friends, family, and coworkers. And while it’s perfectly okay to indulge your sweet tooth to savor grandma’s signature peppermint fudge or rock the gravy boat once or twice, you know it’s important to maintain your health and wellbeing during the tastiest time of the year. Thankfully, we at Orgain believe that healthy and delicious can and should go together! We’ve found some mouthwatering holiday recipes with a clean protein twist for the ultimate in healthy holiday indulgence.
Orgain Peppermint Hot Cocoa: We didn’t think a steamy, frothy mug of cocoa could get any better until we gave it a little hint of peppermint and 21 grams of clean, plant-based protein per serving. Try this in place of the sugar and empty calorie laden cocoa mixes and not only will you rejoice in the wintery goodness of this cocoa, you’ll feel better knowing it’s a clean source of organic protein and energy.
Twice Baked Protein Sweet Potatoes: Try these twice baked protein sweet potatoes which offer enough protein, fiber, and flavor to be a full meal or a decadent side at any holiday gathering. Loaded with walnuts, goat cheese, spices, and a touch of vanilla from Orgain’s vanilla bean plant-based protein powder, these sweet potatoes are incredible!
Protein Butternut Squash Bisque: This silky soup is vibrant and satisfying thanks to the addition of Orgain protein powder and butternut squash, as well as a perfect balance between savory and sweet with sage, pepper, apple, and pear.
Creamy Vegan Vanilla Hot Cocoa with Protein: Just the right amount of rich and creamy, this cocoa is high in protein and dairy free, a perfect sipper for holiday decorating or family game nights!
Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Tahini Drizzle: all of the fall flavors we crave this time of year with the benefits of clean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates for a filling, comforting cold-weather salad. Delicious as a holiday side, meatless main dish, or just a simple winter time lunch or dinner.