Healthy Holiday Menus for the Health-Conscious Host Featured

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December 11, 2012 by Kelly  

Healthy Holiday Menus for the Health-Conscious Host

‘Tis the season for healthy holiday recipes! Credit: penguincakes

Cooking is enough of a headache on holidays, so let us take care of planning your menu! We’ve rounded up the lightest, most delicious holiday recipes your most health conscious and taste conscious of guests will love. Let’s dig in!

Whether your big dinner is on Christmas or Christmas Eve, enjoy a feast of flavor without the fat so that this year Santa is the only one with a belly like a bowl full of jelly.

Grandma’s Simple Roast Chicken. Whether your table is full of sophisticated or picky palates, you can’t go wrong with a perfectly roasted chicken. The leanest of lean proteins, chicken is a healthy choice whether you go with dark meat or white.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts. You can roast the chestnuts over an open fire if you’d like, but it’s the Brussels sprouts that shine in this simple and clean recipe that will convert any sproutaphobic.

Quinoa with Dried Cherries. The greatest grain you aren’t eating: quinoa is actually a great source of protein, making it a vegetarian crowd-pleaser. The sweet and tart flavor of cherries will make it an anyone-pleaser.

Roasted Winter Vegetables. Appreciate what the winter season has to offer with this delicious mix of seasonal veggies that make the perfect, hearty side that warms the soul.

Sweet and Sour Chocolate Bark. You don’t have to give up dessert just because you are trying to watch your figure. Get a sweet, and interestingly sour, treat with this clean-eating chocolate bark recipe. Perfect as a dessert or a thoughtful gift.

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