Healthy Holiday Recipes

Healthy Holiday Recipes

by Posted on: November 18, 2015Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

With the holiday of thankfulness, football, and food just around the corner, you will soon begin preparing your house with bright holiday decor and dusting off your old family recipes for green bean casserole and stuffing. Unfortunately, the kick off to the holiday season often means expanding waistlines and decreased energy. While everyone deserves to “cheat” just a little bit on Thanksgiving, here are a few healthier versions of holiday recipes to keep you full, energized, and on the right track this Thanksgiving season.

Sweet & Savory Side Dish: Honey-Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash

The winter squash used in this recipe is packed with immune-boosting vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as plenty of fiber. Crunchy pine nuts and fresh mint add delicious flavor as well as added heart health benefits. You can’t go wrong with this delicious dish next to your turkey!

Creamy Dessert: Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

With only 160 calories per serving, this smooth casserole will help satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling too full. The pecans and sweet potatoes both give you plenty of fiber and antioxidants, as well as a boost of energy to prepare for your post-meal football game.

A New Take on Turkey: Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Opting for a baked version of this Thanksgiving classic will help you to enjoy your lean protein without the added greasy fat. Delicious herbs will add savory flavor and your leftovers can be used for anything from soup to sandwiches.

Filling Your Bird: Herb and Apple Stuffing

Fluffy whole wheat bread, tangy apples, and crunchy onions come together for a lighter, sweeter stuffing with this delicious recipe. Serve warm for a delicious serving of healthy carbohydrates and fiber!

Sources: Eating WellSaveur, Food Network


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