December 16, 2021

3 Healthy Christmas Dishes

General, Healthy Living, Leg / Vein Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss

While the weather outside is frightful, we have three healthy dish ideas that are delightful! Cooking for your family and friends around the holidays can be an added chore, so these recipes should help lower your stress while providing healthy options for your loved ones.

Savory Pork Roast

Need a dish that will please the whole table? Try this tasty savory pork roast that we are sure will become a family hit!


1 garlic clove, minced

2 teaspoons dried marjoram

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon rubbed sage

1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)

Get the full recipe on Taste of Home.

Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

Here’s a crowd-pleasing appetizer to serve while the savory pork roast cooks. These spicy apple-glazed meatballs will be gone quickly, so make sure you cook enough for the whole party!


Spicy Meatballs:

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn

1-pound 85% lean ground beef

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Apple Glaze:

1 cup apple juice or pear nectar

1/4 reduced-sodium soy sauce

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

6 green onions, chopped

Get the full recipe on Better Homes and Gardens.

Winter Chopped Salad

This winter chopped salad is a perfect pairing with Christmas ham or makes a hearty lunch all by itself!


1 pound medium golden beets

1/2 loaf sourdough bread, torn into bite-size pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 romaine hearts, chopped

1/4 small red cabbage, shredded

1/2 head cauliflower, finely chopped

1/2 English cucumber, sliced

1/4 cup roasted salted sunflower seeds

For Pan-Dripping Vinaigrette:

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 shallot, minced

3/4 cup reserved pan drippings from Roast Chicken and Winter Squash

2 tablespoons fresh chives

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Pinch of sugar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Get the full recipe on Country Living.

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