Turkey, lasagna, and lots of desserts are usually part of the typical holiday meal.
"The average American is said from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day to pack on anywhere from between 7 and 10 pounds," says Raffa Raw owner Christine Raffa.
But Raffa has some raw recipes that can help keep the pounds off and detox your body.
One of them is a lasagna roll up.
Instead of pasta, use slender strips of raw zucchini and instead of cheese, make a nut cheese.
In a food processor, add cashew nuts soaked in water, lemon juice, salt, herbs, and process until smooth. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until a ball of cheese forms.
To create a paste to replace the sauce, put sundried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, dates, basil, and cayenne pepper if you like it spicy. Mix in a blender until you get a paste-like consistency.
Spread a little nut cheese on a zucchini slice, roll it up, add your paste and serve.
And for dessert you can make a sweet chocolate avocado pudding.
Scoop out two avocados, mix in a half cup of all natural cocoa powder, add a quarter cup of agave to sweeten things up, place in blender until it is creamy smooth.
" A wonderful party addition when you are trying to keep things thin during the holiday season," Raffa said.