Holiday Meal Plan

The holiday season is upon us, and just like every year, some things never change! You guessed it, cooking the most delicious holiday meals and seeing the look of appreciation on your loved ones’ faces remains a constant.

This year try adopting a healthier approach, enjoy your favorite holiday meals without the usual feeling of guilt, by using Filippo Berio Olive Oil.

Traditional holiday dishes are often loaded with butter, which is filled with saturated fats, known to raise cholesterol. This year, rather than preparing your side dishes with butter, try swapping for Filippo Berio Olive Oil instead. This can be done when sautéing vegetables such as green beans, or when roasting brussels sprouts for example.

Now you might be wondering, what about the main course? Will olive oil be able to handle the heat needed for roasting? The answer is yes! Filippo Berio Olive Oil performs well in temperatures needed for roasting in the oven and can help you cook a delicious turkey with smoke points ranging from 401°F – 437°F. If you have a flavor injector, you can inject Filippo Berio Olive Oil right into the breast meat for a more flavorful and juicy turkey breast. If you do not have an injector, do not worry! You can gently lift the skin and rub Filippo Berio Olive Oil under the skin. Make sure that you also coat the entire bird with Filippo Berio Olive Oil for crisp, brown skin. You will thank us for that later!

 

Learn more about how to substitute your butter for Filippo Berio Olive Oil

Determine which Filippo Berio Olive Oil is best to use based on what you are cooking

 

Looking for Gluten-Free, Vegan, or Vegetarian options? We got you covered! Whether you are following a special diet, or just want some healthier options on the table, these delicious recipes are for you!

 

Gluten-Free

Baked eggplant with fontina cheese

Total time: 40 min

Serving: 4

 

10 minute zesty salsa

Total time: 10 min

Servings: 6-8

 

Brussel sprouts with pancetta

Total time: 25 min

Servings: 10

 

Vegetarian:

Green bean salad

Total time: 25 min

Servings: 8

 

Guacamole with balsamic glaze

Total time: 10 min

Servings: 8

 

Italian herb bread dipping oil

Total time: 5 min

Servings: 4

 

Vegan:

Roasted root vegetables

Total time: 1h 5min

Servings: 8

 

White bean bruschetta

Total time: 30 min

Servings: about 24 bruschetta

 

Apple pear crisp

Total time: 1h 25 min

Servings: 6

 

Omnivore:

Olive oil roasted turkey

Total time: 20h 45 min

Servings: 8 to 12

 

Madeira cider gravy

Total time: 1h 30 min

Servings: 8 to 12

 

Apple, dried plum & madeira stuffing

Total time: 2h 15 min

Servings: 8 to 10

 

Sources: https://www.aboutoliveoil.org/substitute-olive-oil-for-butter-this-thanksgiving#addsearch=christmas%20turkey

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