7 Secrets of Healthy Holiday Indulgence
Secret #1: Portion Control
Baking individual desserts in a muffin pan is the smart way to pre-portion a rich treat. Each serving is still full of big sweet-salty pleasures.
Secret #2: Keep Servings Small But Satisfying
Use the gorgeous flavors of dried cherries, pungent herbs, and rich port wine to keep servings small but satisfying.
Secret #3: High-Flavor Ingredients
When you start with high-flavor, nutty-intense Gruyère and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, you don't need heavy cream or butter to yield a comforting potato dish.
Secret #4: Indulge in the Best Decadent Chocolate
When indulging in chocolate, indulge in the best. For about the same calories and sat fat as a generic mini candy bar, here are some decadent, two-bite confections.
Secret #5: Pick One Indulgent Star
Pick one indulgent star, and then surround it with low-fat embelishments. Here, milky-oozy burrata bakes inside crisp phyllo dough and gets a bright flavor boost from garlicky roasted tomatoes.
Secret #6: Add a Luxurious Topping
Make an already healthy treat—the oysters—extra special with luxurious toppings: crème fraîche sauce and a jewel-like garnish of salty fish roe.
Secret #7: Make an Expensive Ingredient Affordable
We took an insanely expensive ingredient and found that it makes a treat so rich that it's actually affordable.