Hawaiian BBQ sandwiches are an island institution, with the most tasty and authentic ones often sold from roadside stands. We’ll wager you won’t even miss the pulled pork when you taste our heart-healthy plant-based version. Jackfruit is a versatile and remarkable fruit. When unripe or green, it has a meat-like texture. As it ripens, it turns yellow and becomes very sweet. Jackfruit is simply packed with calcium, iron, potassium, and B vitamins, with only 95 calories per cup. If you can’t find canned jackfruit in water at your local supermarket, try an Asian grocery. We’ve also added black beans for additional protein and fiber.
Make your holidays bright with this light, frothy holiday nog. Made with nondairy milk, sweetened with dates and maple syrup plus a hint of vanilla and spices, it offers lots of festive cheer with no saturated fat, cholesterol, or added sugar. A bit of cardamom makes it reminiscent of a spiced chai latte. Serve this nog chilled or warm. You can make up a batch several days in advance, but give it a whirl in the blender just before serving for extra frothiness.
Embellish any holiday dish with a ruby-red dollop of this classic tart and tangy sauce. Feel free to dress it up with a little orange zest, a squeeze of orange juice, a cinnamon stick, or a pinch of allspice. It’s also surprisingly good stirred into nonfat yogurt for a fruity breakfast treat. Cranberry sauce can be made up to 1 week before serving.
These dense, fudgy cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s dream, with no added sugar and no added fat. Fresh raspberries add sophistication, making them a perfect special-occasion dessert. Whole wheat pastry flour is milled more finely and made from lower-protein wheat, so it’s more delicate and better for baking muffins, cakes, cookies, and quick breads while still offering all the benefits of a whole grain. These are best served the day they’re made.
Yukon Gold potatoes are the secret to making heart-healthy mashed potatoes, since they taste deliciously buttery all on their own. Look for these fist-sized potatoes in the produce aisle; they have a thin, yellow-brown skin and yellow flesh. Feel free to mix and match the herbs in this recipe, using all one type or creating a favorite combination. An easy-to-make, oil-free Roasted Garlic puree makes a crowd-pleasing addition, especially when the finished potatoes are topped with vegan Mushroom Gravy.
These tiny cabbages—in the same plant family as broccoli and kale and, like them, powerhouses of vitamins and antioxidants—are matched with sweet, nutty chestnuts in this classic holiday dish. Unlike other nuts, chestnuts are allowed on the Ornish Reversal plan, since they are low in both calories and fat and high in heart-healthy vitamins, mineral, phytochemicals, and fiber. A sweet-tart balsamic glaze adds a final polish to this dish.