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23 Healthy and Delicious Christmas Recipes By Amanda Garrity

Sorghum-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

All we want for Christmas are potatoes (and then more potatoes).

All we want for Christmas are potatoes (and then more potatoes).
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Herbed Chicken with Beets and Brussels

Set it and forget it — let your bird cook while you unwrap presents and do last-minute cleaning (while drinking a glass of wine). 

Set it and forget it — let your bird cook while you unwrap presents and do last-minute cleaning (while drinking a glass of wine). 
Get the recipe for Herbed Chicken with Beets and Brussels »

 

 

Lemony Brussels Sprout Salad

Freshen up your Christmas table with this tangy, crunchy salad. 

Freshen up your Christmas table with this tangy, crunchy salad. 
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Thai Steak and Pear Salad

If you're not a fan of red meat, you can swap out steak for chicken

If you're not a fan of red meat, you can swap out steak for chicken. 
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20-Minute Cauliflower Soup

Throw together this creamy soup while you're waiting for your ham to finish cooking. 

Throw together this creamy soup while you're waiting for your ham to finish cooking. 
Get the recipe for 20-Minute Cauliflower Soup »

 

 

Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew

Because it's time you put your Instant Pot to use. 

Because it's time you put your Instant Pot to use. 
Get the recipe for Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew » 
What you'll need: pressure cooker ($80, amazon.com)

 

 

Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Broccoli

Not a fan of ham, chicken, or pork? Roast some salmon for your nearest and dearest family and friends.

Not a fan of ham, chicken, or pork? Roast some salmon for your nearest and dearest family and friends.
Get the recipe for Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Broccoli  » 

 

 

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Chestnut Salad

Whatever you do, don't forget the blue cheese! 

Whatever you do, don't forget the blue cheese! 
Get the recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprout and Chestnut Salad »

 

 

Garlicky Kale and Pea Sauté

Get your green fix with this quick and easy sauté.

Get your green fix with this quick and easy sauté.
Get the recipe for Garlicky Kale and Pea Sauté »

 

 

Braised Chicken Thighs with Almonds and Olives

Infused with nutty and salty flavors, this chicken dish will be a hit. 

Infused with nutty and salty flavors, this chicken dish will be a hit. 
Get the recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs with Almonds and Olives »

 

 

Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This salad is basically every Christmas side thrown into one dish — so that means we can eat more, right?

This salad is basically every Christmas side thrown into one dish — so that means we can eat more, right?
Get the recipe for Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad »

 

 

Rustic Smoky Glazed Chicken and Veggie Bake

When in doubt, throw everything on a pan and let it bake. 

When in doubt, throw everything on a pan and let it bake. 
Get the recipe for Rustic Smoky Glazed Chicken and Veggie Bake »

 

 

Roast Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Cabbage

If your dinner guests have a love for spicy foods, then this pork and potato dish will do the trick.

If your dinner guests have a love for spicy foods, then this pork and potato dish will do the trick.
Get the recipe for Roast Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Cabbage »

 

 

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad

This nutrient-rich salad has everything but the kitchen sink — seriously. 

This nutrient-rich salad has everything but the kitchen sink — seriously. 
Get the recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad »

 

 

Steak with Kale and White-Bean Mash

If you're feeling extra fancy this year, try making your own pesto.

If you're feeling extra fancy this year, try making your own pesto.
Get the recipe for Steak with Kale and White-Bean Mash »

 

 

Lemony Herb Roast Chicken

You can't go wrong with a roast chicken as your holiday main. 

You can't go wrong with a roast chicken as your holiday main. 
Get the recipe for Lemony Herb Roast Chicken »

 

 

Lemony Asparagus, Beans and Peas

If you're looking to liven up your Christmas dinner, try these tangy greens. 

If you're looking to liven up your Christmas dinner, try these tangy greens. 
Get the recipe for Lemony Asparagus, Beans and Peas »

 

 

Butter-Glazed Rainbow Carrots

These colorful carrots are almost too beautiful to eat. 

These colorful carrots are almost too beautiful to eat. 
Get the recipe for Butter-Glazed Rainbow Carrots »

 

 

Chickpea and Kale Rigatoni with Smoky Bread Crumbs

Chickpeas and kale give this classic pasta dish extra nutrients (and flavor!). 

Chickpeas and kale give this classic pasta dish extra nutrients (and flavor!). 
Get the recipe for Chickpea and Kale Rigatoni with Smoky Bread Crumbs »

 

 

One-Pan Roast Turkey and Root Veggies

You just finished making your house clean and tidy, so why would you want to add a pile of dirty pots and pans to the mix?! 

You just finished making your house clean and tidy, so why would you want to add a pile of dirty pots and pans to the mix?! 
Get the recipe for One-Pan Roast Turkey and Root Veggies »

 

 

Pomegranate-Honey Glazed Chicken and Squash

Enjoy all of the season's finest fruits and veggies on one plate. 

Enjoy all of the season's finest fruits and veggies on one plate. 
Get the recipe for Pomegranate-Honey Glazed Chicken and Squash »

 

 

Garlic and Thyme Green Beans

Tossed with garlic and thyme, these greens are full of flavor and low in calories. 

Tossed with garlic and thyme, these greens are full of flavor and low in calories. 
Get the recipe for Garlic and Thyme Green Beans »

 

 

Accordion Potatoes

You can't celebrate the holidays without spuds, especially when they look thisgood. 

You can't celebrate the holidays without spuds, especially when they look this good. 
Get the recipe for Accordion Potatoes »

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