Healthy foods you can try out this Christmas

  • Jan 28, 2023
  • By Pro Nature
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Much of the pleasure of Christmas is wrapped up in the food we celebrate with, and this is reflected in how much we splash out on groceries at this time of year. With Christmas fast approaching, you may have started to turn your attention to planning the festivities in your household.

For many of us, Christmas food – and that all-important Christmas dinner, in particular – is an important part of the celebrations. With some careful thought about how and where you shop, it is possible to choose healthy food this Christmas, which will benefit the planet as well as bringing you and your loved ones enjoyment.

Coconut oil is become an increasingly popular cooking choice and easier to find on supermarket shelves.

Why organic you ask?

The year has brought our attention to making choices that are good for us and our families as well as the environment. This awareness has encouraged us to look at alternatives that are natural, organically-sourced which will do us good in the long run without compromising on the functionality, beauty or the end result!

Here's a Christmas tradition recipe you can try out using Organic foods by Pro Nature Organic:

Perfectly Spiced Pumpkin Pie

  • FOR THE PIE FILLING:

    1 teaspoon Organic Cinnamon Bark 

    1/4 teaspoon Organic Cardamom

    1/4 teaspoon Nutgmeg

    1/4 teaspoon ground Organic Cloves 

    1/4 teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

    1/2 cup Organic Brown Sugar 

    1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée

    1/2 cup maple syrup

    1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

    2 large eggs, lightly beaten (optional)

    1 cup heavy whipping cream

    Freshly whipped cream, for topping


    FOR THE CRUST:

    1 1/4 cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour

    1/4 teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

    8 tablespoons unsalted butter

    1/4 cup ice water

    Directions

    To Make the Pie:

        1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
        2. In a mixing bowl, combine spices, salt and sugar. Stir until well blended.
        3. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin purée, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir in eggs, spice mixture and cream.
        4. Pour batter into an 8-inch pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for about 90 minutes, until center is set. Cool on a wire rack.
        5. Serve pie topped with whipped cream.

    To Make the Crust: 

        1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in water (without the ice!) a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball.
        2. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator and allow dough to return to room temperature for at least 20 minutes before using.
        3. Roll out dough to fit an 8-inch pie plate. Press dough evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate, then crimp or pinch edges.


    Recipe Tips:

    Use leftover pie crust dough to make leaf-shaped decorations for the top of the baked pie. Simply bake until lightly browned, then place on top of the cooled pie.

    Use our vanilla bean paste in place of regular vanilla if making homemade whipped cream. Just stir it into the whipping cream at the beginning of the process.

While we want to enjoy the holiday, that doesn’t mean we have to do it at the environment’s expense. After all, green is one of the colors of Christmas! In fact, the tradition of gifting and spreading joy and happiness has taken on a whole new meaning this year. Bring good health and wellness to that meaning with these organic food by Pro Nature Organic, perfect for the reindeer season!

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