3 Healthy and Tasty Christmas Recipes
There is nothing that says “Merry Christmas” quite like gathering around the table with your loved ones. Christmas meals can bring people together and ignite holiday spirit, but they are often associated with being unhealthy. Just like Thanksgiving, the holidays are full of heavy dishes followed by many lazy days spent sitting around the fire or lounging around with the family.
These activities are a great way to unwind from school and work, but too much of anything can impact your health. By incorporating healthy holiday meals into your Christmas plans, you can jumpstart your New Year’s resolution and feel more energetic during the busy season.
These holiday recipes ideas have a little something for everyone. Be sure to try one or a few of these meals to give your family a great big dose of superfood goodness during the holidays!
Fill Your Bowls and Bellies with this Superfood Chocolate Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Recipe
For your chocolate-lovers, this recipe is sure to satisfy with a fraction of the unhealthy sugars found in many holiday dishes! Instead of using cocoa powder, this recipe is sweetened with the Parker Naturals Berry Green Chocolate Superfood powder which contains antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, minerals and many more healthy superfood ingredients that will taste delicious in this sweet treat!
This recipe serves 2-3 people.
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced and quartered
- 2 tablespoons Parker Naturals Berry Green Chocolate Superfood
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Sprinkle crushed graham crackers or granola (optional)
Combine Greek yogurt and Berry Green Chocolate superfood powder in a bowl, then pour a little into your serving glass. Add granola or graham crackers (optional) and banana slices. Pour the rest of the yogurt into the glass then top with strawberries and a sprinkle of granola.
To add some extra superfoods to your Christmas dinner, check out these two delicious sides:
As a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas, stuffing can easily be transformed into a healthy option everyone will love. Try using quinoa instead of bread. It’s packed with protein, iron, lysine, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and many more vitamins with enough fiber to keep you full. Not to mention quinoa is gluten-free and vegan!
This recipe serves 5-7 people.
- 2 cups quinoa
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 5 cups small diced sweet potato
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried sage
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add sweet potatoes, garlic and seasoning ingredients to a large bowl and mix. Evenly distribute onto a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Cook quinoa in vegetable broth for 10-15 minutes, then fluff when most of the liquid has been absorbed. Once the quinoa and sweet potato roast are ready, toss them both together with the apple cider vinegar and fresh rosemary.
Mashed potatoes are a family favorite, but here’s a recipe with a twist: try making them with cauliflower instead! Cauliflower contains 77 percent of the daily recommended serving of Vitamin C and plenty of other nutrients without the heavy carbs found in mashed potatoes.
This recipe serves 3-5 people.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 3 tablespoons milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons light sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sprinkle fresh chopped chives
Chop cauliflower into florets then add to a pot with two cups of boiling water. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the water, then add remaining ingredients of milk, butter, sour cream and seasoning. Mash with a masher to preferred texture.
We hope you have a healthy, happy holiday season!
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