Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

No matter how you are celebrating this year, one thing is for sure: there will be food. Lots of celebratory meals, desserts, and hors d’oeuvres, many of them loaded with saturated fat and sugar. What do you bring to the party when asked? What do you make for your guests?

Here are some holiday favorites done with a healthy flair! You can make them anytime at home or bring to your safely social-distanced holiday gathering.

Healthier Hors d’Oeuvres (for Any Holiday Meal and Beyond!)

Lettuce Wrap Turkey Sliders
Crab Cakes
Grilled Citrus Skewers
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Roasted Sweet Potato “Crackers” with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

citrus skewers

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Garlic Mashed Acorn Squash
Edamame, Peas and Wild Mushrooms
Sautéed Kale with Lemon and Raw Walnut
Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil, Chives and Sea Salt

Christmas Menu

Lemon Ginger Basil Broccoli Soup
Roast Turkey
Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce
Herb Seared Wild Salmon with Vegetable Ribbons
Asparagus with Caramelized Shallots and Orange Essence
Roasted New Potatoes with Rosemary
Chocolate Walnut Torte
Fruit Cobbler

Hanukkah Menu

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables
Whitefish with Tomato Basil
Lemon Garlic Soy Roasted Chicken
Potato Carrot Zucchini Pancakes with Applesauce
Broccoli and Cauliflower Kugel
Fig Tart with a Cinnamon Walnut Streusel Crust

New Year’s Eve Menu

Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Creamy Spinach and Lemon Soup
Nicoise Salad with Lobster or Fresh Fish
Raspberry Chocolate Walnut Groovy Blondie