Celebrate the diverse flavors of African cuisine with these healthy Kwanzaa recipes.
Originating from African harvest festivals, Kwanzaa is a vibrant week-long holiday (from December 26-January 1) devoted to the celebration of African-American culture and community. Kwanzaa is a culinary festival as much as it is a cultural one. EatingWell's Kwanzaa recipes use high-impact flavors—fresh herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables, aromatic spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom—to minimize the need for added fat and salt. With healthy recipes featuring such traditional ingredients as sweet potatoes, lentils and okra, you can enjoy exploring the wonderfully diverse flavors of African cuisine.