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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!

Cranberry Pork Roast over Noodles

This super-easy, tender roast cooks during the day in your slow-cooker. All you need is 5 minutes in the morning to load up the crock pot, and then 20 minutes in the evening to cook up the pasta and veggies that go with it!

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe includes ingredients like Splenda brown sugar and mashed bananas to reduce the amount of sugar and calories. Bring these healthy cookies to your holiday cookie exchange this year!

Classic Italian Panzanella Salad

This classic bread and tomato salad pairs well with any roasted meat or poultry entrée. Double the recipe and it can also make a great side dish at your holiday feast this year!

Cinnamon Roasted Pears

Fruit is a great end to a meal. By experimenting with roasting and grilling fruit, you can bring out it's maximum flavor. This recipe could easily be made with apples too.

Chocolate Pudding "Cake"

Want a "sweet chocolate treat" without the guilt? Try this quick and easy dessert. It's great to take to a holiday party.

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!

BONUS RECIPE: Apple Crisp

Some of this warm Apple Crisp is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Wondering how to fit in dessert this Thanksgiving? Check out our tips to Adjust the Holiday Meal Plan.

BONUS RECIPE: Almond Joy Hot Chocolate

It’s good to save sweets for special occasions. Enjoy this warm drink by substituting it for some of the carbohydrates in your meal or snack.

Best Roasted Chicken

Prepare this Best Roasted Chicken recipe ahead of time. After cooking, place the broth in the refrigerator overnight and the fat will rise to the top and solidify slightly. Then you can just scrape the fat off the top and have just the broth leftover to serve with the skinless chicken.

Bell Pepper Poppers

For a little more heat in these poppers, increase the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to your liking.

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