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11 November 2019

Top Tips for Overcoming MS-Friendly Holiday Cooking

In episode 12 of our Living Well with MS podcast, guest Ashley Madden shares her favourite recipes to cook this time of year. Find all the recipes here.

In a strange turn of events, MS actually led me to my passion and brought me to my current career – food! As a chef, I’m always thinking about how to turn popular recipes into Overcoming MS-friendly versions!



During episode 12 of the Overcoming MS podcast, we talk about following an Overcoming MS-friendly diet during the busy, often indulgent, holiday season, I mentioned some recipes that I like to make for special dinners and gatherings. Here are those recipes and a few more you might enjoy!

Christmas Spice Cake

This cake is incredibly delicious, moist and full of warm holiday-season spices. The magical ingredient replacing eggs is psyllium husk. You can make this with or without the accompanying frosting. This is a crowd-pleaser, no matter the dietary preferences, find the recipe here.

Chocolate and Mango Puddings

These creamy puddings are easy to whip up! Whenever I serve these everyone is shocked that neither has cream! You can make these ahead of time so they’re easy to serve. Find the mango version here and the chocolate pudding recipe here.

Kale Potato Pie

The main course at holiday get-togethers is usually a little special – something you don’t make regularly. This kale potato pie is filling and comforting, topped with gravy it’s just divine. Non-OMS’ers will want what you’re eating! Find the recipe here.

Mezze Platter

Finger foods, cocktail snacks, and spreads are also needed this time of year. Click here for a list of some foods I like to serve in a more casual setting.  

Potato Crostini

This potato crostini is topped with sauteed mushrooms and white bean arugula cream. This makes a great appetizer and is pretty simple to make. Find the recipe here. 

You can not only survive the holidays on an Overcoming MS diet, you can thrive and use it as an opportunity to help family and friends make healthier choices too! Happy holidays, whichever ones you celebrate, and happy cooking!