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Holiday Recipes

As the end of the year approaches, try these healthy holiday recipes. You'll find main dishes, appetizers, sides and desserts!

Rosemary Roasted Cornish Game Hen

Cornish game hens are a type of miniature chicken and can make a unique holiday meal. If you can't find cornish game hens in the grocery store, you can make this same recipe with bone-in chicken breasts.

Sautéed Kale with Turkey Bacon

Kale has become a popular superfood because it is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. It is also low in carb, so it won't raise blood sugars too much. If you are in a hurry, you can buy kale already chopped in bags at most grocery stores.

Onion, Shallot and Herb Frittata

Looking for a light and simple breakfast to enjoy with the family during the holidays? This frittata will do the trick. Serve it with some greens, whole wheat toast and some fruit on the side if your meal plan allows for it.

Orange and Walnut Salad

Serve this light salad as a healthy option at your holiday gathering this year. It'll provide you with some fresh fruit and veggies – two things that are often missing from the typical holiday spread!

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Almonds

Wild rice takes longer to cook than other rice but it has a lower glycemic index of 45 compared to white rice with a glycemic index of 70. This rice is a great holiday side dish too and is crowd-appropriate, making 11 servings.

Braised Pork Chops with Cranberry Walnut Chutney

Here's a tasty and festive holiday entrée for the winter season!

Mini Chocolate Tarts

Mini-desserts are a great way to work in treats without too many carbs or calories. These little tarts are perfect for a holiday party too!

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse

Making dessert for a special occasion? This satisfying dessert can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. Just before serving, portion it out and top with the whipped topping.

Harvest Pumpkin Soup

Nothing says fall like pumpkin soup! Pumpkin is lower in carbohydrate than other starchy vegetables, and is high in vitamin A and fiber. Serve this soup with a large salad for a complete meal.

Caprese Kabobs

This easy appetizer is perfect for summer and uses garden fresh ingredients. These kabobs are packed with flavor and low in carbohydrates. They also look beautiful on a serving platter and are sure to impress guests!

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