Client Happenings: #HolidaySmartSwap - New, Better-for-You Recipes to Love



With the countdown the holidays coming to an end and the ultimate excuse to overindulge, NOW Foods (client) recently commissioned a #HolidaySmartSwap recipe challenge with some of today’s top healthy food bloggers to create “cleaner” (e.g. guiltless) versions of favorite and new recipes using a variety of NOW ingredients. While the recipes were originally created as alternatives to to traditional Thanksgiving day dishes, the menu is full of natural (mostly vegan and gluten-free) goodness for any holiday, so if you’re thinking about bringing something new to your family/friend potluck, here’s a few to inspire you:

Breakfast/Snack (perfect to snack on when preparing the menu!)

Strength & Sunshine: Festive Spiced Pecan Quinoa Granola

Vegetable/Side Dishes

Yummy Healthy Easy: Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins

Slender Kitchen: Curried Cauliflower, Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad

Main Course

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes: Winter Squash + Quinoa Rissoles


Natural Sweet Recipes: Halfway Cookie Pie

Lakeshore Lady: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

The winner of the contest was selected by the NOW Foods Culinary Innovation team, and announced on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes was selected and received $250 in NOW products of her choice, plus $50 in product for one of her lucky readers. Don't let the winner sway you though, all of these recipes are amazing and worth trying this holiday season!

- Alana Horinko, Vice President