Healthy Aging® Magazine Holiday Recipe Round-Up


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Looking for entertaining ideas for this holiday season? We have gathered some of our favorites from Healthy Aging® Magazine past issues for you to try.


Pocket Pies.

Finger food is the perfect choice for any party. A unique twist is “pocket pies” that are easy to tote for a potluck party, game-watching, or holiday entertaining. Pamela Clark, cookbook author of Pocket Pies: Mini Empanadas, Pasties, Turnovers & More has loads of recipes from savories to sweet. The beautifully photographed cookbook offers endless ideas. We like Chorizo and Potato Galette with Green Olives, Smoked Salmon Vol-au-Vents followed up by her most perfect Tiramisu.

Reprinted with permission from Pocket Pies: Mini Empanadas, Pasties, Turnovers & More by Pamela Clark, © 2014 Sterling.


Overstuffed mini peppers

Looking for vegetarian ideas? Vasudha Viswanath, author of the The Vegetarian Reset said. “If you are a foodie that craves variety, flavor, and adventure, I wrote this book for you.”

Overstuffed Mini Peppers

These mini peppers started out modestly, filled with just the masala peanuts and cheese. Then, of course, I decided to make another filling with mushrooms and overstuff them. Definitely the right call. They make a hearty appetizer and will be much loved at any party.

Spinach, Roasted Root Salad

An easy-to-prepare yet impressive salad from The Vegetarian Reset for your guests is Spinach, Roasted Root “Petals,” Pistachios and Honey Vinaigrette is a hearty salad potpourri of radishes and beets, roasted until they look like beautiful flower petals, tossed with spinach and pistachios, and seasoned with a warm, gingery honey vinaigrette.

Reprinted with permission. THE VEGETARIAN RESET: 75 Low-Carb, Plant-Forward Recipes from Around the World. For more information:

If you are an empty nester or are now on your own, holiday baking does not have to be a lost art because you don’t have others to sample your creations.

Most recipes, however, yield too much for one or two. You can always pull out your math skills and pair down recipes. Or, you can turn to the cookbook, The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers, with 175 easy recipes to try.

Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Flan is perfect for one or double for your candlelight dinner with a guest or spouse.



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