Host friends and family this holiday season without breaking a sweat. These festive recipes from Fitplan are delicious, simple and sure to impress.

Grass-Fed Beef Pot Roast with Root Veggies by Mike O’Hearn

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 240g / 8.4 oz sweet potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 680 g / 1 ½ lb lean boneless beef chuck roast, grass-fed (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 420 ml / 14.6 oz beef broth

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C / Gas 4
2. Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof sauce pot over medium-high heat.
3. Season beef with salt and pepper.
4. Add beef to sauce pot; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned.
5. Add broth and stir for approximately 3 minutes, loosening the browned meat from the bottom of the pan.
6. Add onions, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover sauce pot, place in the oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes.
7. Turn beef over. Add carrots, beets and balsamic vinegar. Bake for another 40 to 50 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender.

Nutrition (1 serving)

  • Calories 324
  • Protein 32g
  • Carbs 0g
  • Fat 16g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 5g

Mini Date N’ Nut Snowballs
by Jen Selter

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 12 pitted medjool dates
  • 15 almonds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut, shredded

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place dates, hemp hearts, almonds, cinnamon, and salt into a food processor or a blender and process until finely chopped.
  2. Using clean hands, roll into 1-inch balls.
  3. Place coconut on a small plate. Roll each ball in coconut to coat on all sides. Serve immediately or store in fridge to serve chilled.

Nutrition (1 serving)

  • Calories 136
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbs 28g
  • Fat 3g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 24g

Apple Cakes by Michelle Lewin

Ingredients

Apple Cakes

  • 2 red apples (diced)
  • 120 ml / 4.2 fl oz applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 240ml / 8.3 fl oz almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 30 g/ 1.1 oz walnuts
  • 100g / 3 ½ oz almond flour or ground almonds
  • 120g / 4 oz coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 ml/ 2.1 fl oz coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Stevia sweetener

Glaze

  • 240 ml/ 8.3 fl oz applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp coconut (palm) sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C / Gas 5.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, and applesauce. Then, add the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in the apples and walnuts.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased pan with nonstick spray, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Bake the cake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
  6. To make the glaze, heat all the ingredients in a saucepan until it becomes a glaze, and is reduced by half.
  7. Pour the glaze on top of the cake and serve. Add frozen berries, choice protein powder, and unsweetened almond milk to a blender.

Nutrition (1 serving)

  • Calories 332
  • Protein 11g
  • Carbs 25g
  • Fat 19g
  • Fiber 11g
  • Sugar 20g

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