10 Delicious Recipe Ideas For the Healthy Holiday Foodie

Sun-dried Tomato Chipotle & Cilantro Holiday Hummus:

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The Smart Kitchen Blog

Chickpeas, the most heath-promoting ingredient in hummus, are considered a superfood rich in fiber and in protein


Curried Sweet Potato Puree:

The Food Network 

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and D. They also contain iron and support a healthy immune system. Magnesium, which is an anti-stress mineral, can also be obtained from sweet potatoes.


Baked Coconut Shrimp:

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The Food Network

Shrimp is rich in the anti-inflammatory carotenoid nutrient astaxanthin, which has been shown to provide antioxidant support to both the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.


Warm Spinach Salad:

Jamie’s Cranberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Spinach promotes bone health, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, and helps lower risk of various problems related to the oxidative system.


Lighter Southern Deviled Eggs: lighter-deviled-eggs

Bobby Deen

Boiled eggs are high in protein which means it will keep you fuller longer, and they are a great source of good, healthy fats. This recipe is a lighter version which uses a yogurt style filling for the middle of them.


Grapefruit Mint Salad:

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Bobby Flay

Grapefruit is excellent for heart health and for regulating blood pressure. It is rich in vitamin C, which is an immune system booster, and serves as a natural fat burner.


Vegan Saffron Risotto:

The Food Network

This dish is full of ingredients that are high in umami. Umami is one of the 5 basic tastes and can be described as “brothy” or “meaty,” which adds a healthy depth to the dish.


Orange Spice Molasses Cookies:

EatingWell

These cookies have applesauce to keep them moist, whole-wheat flour and oats to incorporate whole grains. Sweet, but clean!


Lemon-Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan:

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Fitness Magazine

Asparagus is chalk full of fiber, folate and vitamins A,C, E, and K. It’s also great for regulating the urinary tract system.


Lamb Meatball with spiced Tomato Sauce

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The New York Times

Lamb is full of good fatty acids, and is a really good source of vitamin B12 as well as zinc and phosphorus.


 

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