Christmas is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited for the food, the family and the presents.
That being said, there are a bevvy of unhealthy options out there, that’s why – while many of us can’t wait to indulge – will be hosting our own dinners filled with endlessly more nutrition options.
If you are looking for some healthy Christmas recipes, we’ve thought up one of the most streamlined (yet decadent) menus yet.
Appetizers are important and can be prepared the day before – meaning that they are half the stress and can keep your guests entertained while you’re frantically scrounging around the kitchen.
Stove Top Spinach Balls
Veggie Trays (via Modern Parents Messy Kids)
Creamy Coconut Ginger-Carrot Soup (via Fit Bottomed Eats)
We love sides because they’re a great opportunity to get in your greens! From kale to roasted veggies, these options are totally satisfying.
Quinoa “Stuffing” – With Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pistachios (via Gimme Some Oven)
Potato Turnip Mushroom Gratin (via Jeanette’s Healthy Living)
Cranberry Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts (via Two Peas & Their Pod)
Kale, Pomegranate and Caramelized Parsnip Salad (via PBS Food)
While it’s totally possible to fill up your dish with sides, these meaty dishes are beautiful and protein-rich!
Crown Roast Of Lamb (via Cooking Channel TV)
One Pan Roasted Chicken And Squash (via Let The Baking Begin)
Rosemary-Pepper Beef Rib Roast With Porcini Jus (via Food And Wine)
What would the holidays be without a healthy helping of soul-filling dessert? These are some classics – reimagined.
Healthy Vegan Monkey Bread (via Ceara’s Kitchen)
Soft Gingerbread Cookies (via A Couple Cooks)
Eggnog and punch. That’s all you need for a howling good time. We’ll leave the spiking up to you.
Eggnog (via Clean Cuisine)
Cranberry & Mint Holiday Punch (via I Should Be Mopping The Floor)