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My 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

by jenny sansouci on November 19, 2012

It’s holiday time!! For most people, the time between Thanksgiving through the New Year usually means indulging in lots of sugar, flour, dairy, processed foods, sugary/boozy drinks, and all those usual suspects. Too much of that stuff can leave us feeling really depleted, moody, and practically begging for some quality nutrients. :)

While I totally believe there’s room for indulgence, you can absolutely take a little control in your own kitchen and whip up recipes using nourishing, whole food ingredients without sacrificing taste at all. In fact, I think healthy food tastes way better than the alternative. There are plenty of ways to make mind-blowingly delicious holiday meals with ingredients that are friendly to your body. I’m getting excited just writing this intro, so let’s get to the recipes!!

I put together 20 of my favorite recipes that have been healthy holiday hits! Here they are…in no particular order (except that the quinoa stuffed acorn squash just happens to be my most popular blog post of all time):

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple Spiced Pecans

Maple Spiced Pecans

 

 

 

 

 


Sprouted Grain Stuffing

Sprouted Grain Stuffing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roasted Root Veggies

Roasted Root Veggies

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet and Crunchy Oatmeal

Sweet and Crunchy Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Dark Chocolate Pretzels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Pear Basil Salad

Apple Pear Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegan, Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Basil Beans

Harvest Basil Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

Green Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mashed Fingerling Potatoes with Kale

Mashed Potatoes with Kale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oatmeal Baked Apples

Oatmeal Baked Apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Peppermint Truffles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cinnamon Spice Crispy Treats

Cinnamon Treats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kabocha Squash Soup with Garlic & Sage

Kabocha Soup

 

 

 

 

 


Cinnamon Ginger Fruit Salad

Cinnamon Ginger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple-Miso Glazed Brussels Sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you make any of these recipes or if you have any other great ones to share..and have a happy, healthy holiday season! :)




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clea November 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

Hey there,
I just wanted to thank you for this, and let you know that we used a variety of your holiday meal options.. and it was so helpful and delish! Thank you for sharing!!
Happy Holidays
xo
Clea

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