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Delicious And Healthy Holiday Recipes

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and great food! This year, why not try some new delicious and healthy recipes? We’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes that will please everyone at your table. From appetizers to desserts, we have something for everyone! So get cooking and enjoy the holidays worry-free!

Delicious And Healthy Appetizers

The holidays are full of fun parties and get-togethers, so it’s always nice to have a few great appetizers on hand. Our favorite holiday recipes include:

Spiced Red Lentil Dip

This delicious dip is full of flavor but low in calories and fat. It’s also packed with protein, making it a perfect appetizer for holiday festivities!

Ingredients:

-1 can red lentils, drained and rinsed

-1/2 diced onion

-1/4 cup water

-1 tsp. cumin

-1 tsp. chili powder

-1/4 tsp. salt

-1/4 tsp. black pepper

-1 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

1. In a medium bowl, combine the lentils, onion, water, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the lentil mixture and cook until heated through about 5 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Pomegranate Brie Crostini

This tasty and elegant appetizer is the perfect way to start your holiday meals! The tartness of the pomegranate pairs perfectly with the creamy Brie, resulting in a delicious and elegant dish that everyone will love.

Ingredients:

-6 slices of pomegranate brie

-1 crostini fork

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Spread a tablespoon of olive oil on each crostini slice.

3. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

4. Top each slice of pomegranate brie with a crostini slice.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Delicious And Healthy Soups and Salads

Soups and salads are a great way to start any holiday meal, and our collection contains some of the best recipes! Some favorites include:

Creamy Vegetable Soup

This simple and delicious soup is packed with veggies, making it a perfect dish everyone will enjoy! It’s easy to make and will become a new holiday favorite.

Ingredients:

-1 onion, diced

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 teaspoon salt

-1 teaspoon black pepper

-2 tablespoons olive oil

-2 cups vegetable broth

-1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

-1/2 cup frozen corn

-1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

-1/4 cup sour cream or milk

Instructions: In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until softened. Add salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute more. Add the vegetable broth and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; discard tomato skins and bones. Puree soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Return to pot. Stir in corn, cilantro, and sour cream. Serve hot.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with White Cheddar Cheese

Salad is always a perfect addition to any holiday meal. This salad recipe contains flavor and a perfect balance of sweet and savory ingredients.

Ingredients:

-3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered

-1/2 cup crumbled white cheddar cheese

-1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

-1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

-1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

-kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil, parsley, and oil—season with vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.

2. Gently toss until ingredients are coated. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Delicious And Healthy Mains

Of course, no holiday meal is complete without a hearty main dish. Our collection of best holiday recipes includes everything from roast turkey to pan-seared salmon, so you’re sure to find something that everyone will love!

Butternut Squash Risotto

Are you looking for a unique and delicious main course to serve up this holiday season? Try this hearty butternut squash risotto recipe!

Ingredients:



-1 tablespoon olive oil

-1 onion, diced

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 teaspoon salt

-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

-1 cup Arborio rice

-1 cup vegetable broth

-2 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced

-1 cup peas

-1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the salt and pepper and continue to cook for another minute.
  4. Add the rice and stir to coat with the spices.
  5. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in the butternut squash, peas, Parmesan cheese, and any additional salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot.

Maple Glazed Ham

Ham is a classic holiday dish, and this maple-glazed ham recipe is sure to be a new favorite!

Ingredients:

-1 ham

-1 cup maple syrup

-1 tsp. salt

-1/2 tsp. black pepper

-1 tbsp. cornstarch

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Place ham in a baking dish.

3. Mix maple syrup, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until well combined.

4. Pour the mixture over the ham and bake for 25 minutes, until the ham is cooked.

5. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water until smooth; pour over cooked ham and bake for 5 minutes more or until sauce is bubbling.

Delicious And Healthy Desserts

Regarding holiday desserts, there’s no shortage of delicious and mouthwatering options. Try one of our favorite recipes for an indulgent treat this holiday season!

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting

Gingery and moist, these gingerbread cupcakes will surely be a holiday hit! Top them with rich and creamy eggnog frosting for the perfect finishing touch.

Ingredients:

-1 cup all-purpose flour

-1 teaspoon baking powder

-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

-pinch of salt

-3/4 cup eggnog

-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

-1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

-3 large eggs, beaten

-1 tablespoon grated ginger

-1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. Whisk together eggnog, butter, and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, constantly whisking after each addition. Stir in ginger and walnuts. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Are you looking for the perfect dessert to end your holiday meal? These pumpkin pie parfaits are a festive, delicious, and easy-to-make option.

Ingredients:

-6 cups pumpkin puree

-1/2 cup sugar

-1/4 cup cornstarch

-3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-pinch of salt

-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

-2 large eggs, beaten

-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

-1 teaspoon baking powder

-1/4 cup milk

-1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)

 Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Whisk together pumpkin puree, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk in eggs until well blended. Stir in flour and baking powder; mix just until blended. Stir in milk and rum (if using). Pour the mixture into the prepared dish.

3. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.

Opt For These Delicious And Healthy Holiday Recipes This Season!

In conclusion, there are many delicious and healthy holiday recipes out there that are perfect for your festive gatherings this season. Whether you’re looking for a sweet dessert or something savory to serve as the main course, these recipes will impress your guests and leave them wanting more! So why wait? Start browsing today and find the perfect recipe for your next holiday celebration!​

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