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Healthy Holiday Recipes You’ll Love

Healthy Holiday Recipes You’ll Love

Holiday Treats that are Both Healthy and Delicious

The holiday season is a time of joy, family, friends, and, of course, delicious food. There are plenty of festive and nutritious recipes that can help you maintain a balanced diet while still partaking in the holiday spirit. We’ve compiled some healthy holiday recipes inspired by both nutrition and taste – we hope you’ll love them!

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans are rich in fiber and vitamins, making them an excellent choice for a healthy side dish. This classic holiday dish can be made healthier by using fresh green beans and a homemade mushroom sauce instead of canned soup. A sprinkle of crispy onions on top adds a touch of indulgence without going overboard.

Roasted Turkey with Butternut Squash and Asparagus

Turkey is a lean source of protein, and when paired with nutrient-dense vegetables like butternut squash and asparagus, it becomes a both a hearty and healthy main dish. Roasting the turkey helps to keep it moist and flavorful without the need for excessive amounts of butter or oil.

Apple Bread Pudding

Desserts can also be part of a healthy holiday menu! An apple bread pudding recipe that uses whole grain bread, fresh apples, and a minimal amount of sugar can create a dessert that is sweet, satisfying, and health focused.

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a holiday staple, but they are often loaded with butter and cream. By using olive oil instead, you can create a creamy and delicious side dish that is lower in saturated fat.

Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Appetizers are an important part of any holiday meal. Options like caramelized onion dip, homemade pimento cheese spread, kalamata olive tapenade, and garlic-stuffed mushrooms are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Snack healthy while enjoying holiday gatherings with friends and family!

Schedule a Consultation with a Health and Wellness Professional to Learn More

At Henry County Hospital, we aim to support your health and wellness throughout the whole year, including the holiday season. These recipes are just a few examples of how you can enjoy festive and delicious meals while also taking care of your health. Eating well is not about depriving yourself, but about finding balance and making choices that nourish your body while also satisfying your taste buds.

To consult with a health and wellness professional about your own nutrition and dietary needs/goals, give us a call at (419) 592-4015 to request an appointment. We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season!