Healthy Christmas Recipes
We've collected some of our favorite healthy Christmas appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts that use far less butter and oil, like avocado-hummus dip, crunchy artichoke crostini, ginger salmon, lemon-rosemary grilled shrimp, and walnut-crusted chicken breasts.
Roasted Paprika AlmondsThis flavorful snack is guaranteed to be a hit at holiday parties.
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Poached Pears with Vanilla-Pomegranate SyrupPomegranate seeds and syrup are the backdrop for mildly sweet pears and vanilla.Recipe
Supremed CitrusServe with our flavorful Anise-Orange Cookies for a light dessert after a heavy meal.Recipe
Spiced Pomegranate PunchA spicy blend of pomegranate and orange juices and apple cider is served warm.Recipe
AvgolemonoAvgolemono gets its smooth and thick consistency not from cream but from eggs; they're tempered by hot chicken broth and whisked into the soup just before serving. Shredded boneless, skinless chicken breast makes this soup a filling one that is nevertheless low in calories and fat.Recipe
Crispy Green BeansPitas can be more than just pockets! Use the flatbread to create seasoned breadcrumbs for this easy vegetable side.Recipe
Parsley, Lemon, and Walnut Pesto on Roasted Sweet PotatoesWhen roasting sweet potatoes, leave the skins on for greater nutrition (and better texture). High heat muddies the fresh flavors of the herbs and lemon zest in pesto, so spoon it on just before serving.Recipe
Pineapple, Mango, and Meyer Lemon SaladThe classic pairing of pineapple and coconut goes even more tropical with juicy mango. Meyer lemons, which have a sweet-tart flavor, are so delicate they can go in skin-on.Recipe
Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Rutabaga with HazelnutsThe skin of rutabaga is thick and tough, so you'll want to use a sharp, hefty chef's knife to remove it entirely and later to cut the flesh. The maple glaze tends to caramelize quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on the vegetables during the final stage of roasting.Recipe
Minty Pea DipThis is a tasty dip you can pair with a few crudites and take it with you for a snack on the go.Recipe
Crispy Roasted CauliflowerThis healthy snack you can make ahead and have a container handy when you are on-the-go.Recipe
Dried Fruit and Nut BitesThese are good energy treats with plenty of healthy fats to satisfy a snacker.Recipe
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with WalnutsThe red grapes' sweetness brings out the nutty notes in the sprouts. Walnuts can be swapped for almonds or pecans.Recipe
Green Bean and Shallot Ravioli SaladIn this take on the green-bean casserole, cheese ravioli replaces the heavy mushroom soup, while sauteed shallots and crunchy toasted almonds stand in for the fried onions.Recipe
Creamy White Bean and Vegetable MashButter and cream usually mean mashed potatoes are off-limits for vegans, but this variation gets its silky texture from white beans instead. Adding the legumes also doubles the amount of protein compared with traditional spuds.Recipe
Whole-Wheat Shortbread CookiesThese rustic shortbread wedges are made with whole-wheat pastry flour for a light, crumbly texture. Complete the treat with winter citrus, such as clementines or blood oranges, and dark chocolate.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Pureed ParsnipsHeart-healthy olive oil stands in for butter and heavy cream. Plus, parsnips, a less-starchy root vegetable, pack in fewer carbs than spuds.Recipe
Green Beans with Creamy Mushrooms and ShallotsThis twist on a standard green bean casserole is elevated to creamy, delicious heights, thanks to thick low-fat Greek yogurt.Recipe
Cranberry-Pear SauceSkip the canned variety and whip up this naturally delicious chunky cranberry sauce instead. Pears and dried cherries give it an extra touch of natural sweetness, allowing you to cut down on added sugar.Recipe
Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip with PomegranateCharred bell peppers, pitted dates, and toasted walnuts are topped with juicy pomegranate seeds to make a savory dip perfect for whole-wheat pita bread.See More