Three Healthy Christmas Recipes Your Family Will Love

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Dec 22

Christmas is almost here, but there’s still time to nail down the perfect holiday menu. Are you still searching for that perfect healthy Christmas recipe to take your family’s dinner to the next level? Or maybe you’re looking for alternative options in order to save more room for dessert? Look no further!

We’ve put together our three favorite healthy Christmas recipes to make your holiday meal delicious and nutritious.

Warm Brie with Fig and Pistachio Tapenade

We admit it – brie is kind of a guilty pleasure. But as far as guilty pleasures go, this delicious recipe from Better Homes and Gardens isn’t such a diet-killer. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and comes in at about 170 calories per serving – which makes it the perfect healthy Christmas recipe for your busy family. Even the picky eaters will want to give this oozy-gooey appetizer a try, so don’t be surprised when it becomes an instant holiday classic!

Roasted Pumpkin-Apple Soup

Pumpkin season is quickly coming to a close, but if you’re as obsessed with this squash as we are, then there’s still plenty of time to work it into your healthy Christmas dinner! This soup is velvety and rich without being too heavy, making it the perfect first course in your holiday meal. We love this recipe from Eating Well, which is dairy-and-gluten-free, and vegetarian/vegan friendly. Bonus: it’s only about 180 calories per serving!

Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions

Pot Roast is a holiday staple, but traditional recipes tend to be sodium-filled and fatty. It doesn’t have to be that way, though – you can still have your pot roast and save your diet, too. This recipe (which includes gravy, you’re welcome) from Eating Well calls for coffee and balsamic vinegar, giving your roast a deliciously rich, tangy flavor that will be a hit at your Christmas table. The service sizes are pretty generous, too: 3 ounces of meat and 1/3 cup gravy comes in at just over 200 calories.

Looking for more tips for a healthy Christmas? Check out our tips to help you avoid over-indulging at the holiday dinner table.

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