Healthy Holiday Recipes to Do

Googling for easy, quick, and delish holiday recipes.
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Healthy Holiday Recipes to Do

 

Is it just me or does the Christmas holidays make you feel like puttering about the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes too? 🙂 That’s certainly the case with me. Anyway, I’m planning early this year lest I panic again over what to cook come Christmas Eve. If you also want to get as much as possible done beforehand, check out the list of healthy holiday recipes I plan to do on the 24th. Of course, since I’m just an enthusiastic foodie and newbie cook, all the recipes I gathered are really easy and quick to make. Will be doing the first three listed here. The rest are other lovely-sounding recipes worth considering. Check them out and see if there’s anything that might catch your fancy:

 

 

Googling for easy, quick, and delish holiday recipes.
Googling for easy, quick, and delish holiday recipes.

 

Salad

Healthy Holiday Salad from PositiveFoodie
 


 

Krista Haynes, R.D., says on NUTRiLiving that any citrus fruit would be a good replacement for grapefruit.

See the cute star in the photo? Totally copying that, haha!

 

Entree

Lemon, Herb and Parmesan Crusted Fish from Good Food

 

Fish + lemon. Yes, please! Photo from Gregory Bourolias: https://unsplash.com/search/lemon-fish?photo=LYh3E_tS-ac.
Fish + lemon. Yes, please! Photo from Gregory Bourolias.

 

One of the reviewers of this recipe mentioned adding a dash of paprika to give the flavor a subtle kick. Sounds like a great idea so I’m totally doing that. Another said that 50 grams of butter is already more than enough, so I’ll have to play the amount of butter by ear.

Also, I imagine that this would go well with herb-flavored biscuits (see the third to the last recipe below).

 

Drink

Frothy Hot Chocolate from EatingWell Magazine
 


 

Warm and comforting. Just what the holidays should be like. By the way, this recipe’s spiked but you can easily omit the liqueur if you wish.

 

Other healthy holiday recipes worth considering

 

Salads

Potato Salad (Pinoy Style) from Filveggie.com
 


 

Worried about calories? HuffPo says you can substitute mayonnaise with healthier alternatives like low-fat plain Greek yogurt or mustard or Mediterranean-inspired spreads like baba ghanoush.

 

Mains

Flounder Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce from Leite’s Culinaria
 


 

It was this recipe that made me Google for substitutes for flounder. According to Gathered Table, flounder has a delicate texture and a mild to medium flavor and can be substituted with cod, haddock, pollock, butterfish, lake perch, lingcod, and sole. Yep, it’s almost like the recipe above, sans the cheese.

 

Sides

Herb and Cheese Drop Biscuits from Oh She Glows (Adapted from All Recipes)

This recipe reminds me of the Wildflour Cafe + Bakery biscuit I had at a Thanksgiving dinner last month. That biscuit was sooo good. I’m still thinking about it. This particular biscuit seems to be a good option for those who prefer savory snacks. Will definitely do this next year.

 


 

Sweets

Quick + Easy No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites from How Sweet It Is by Jessica Merchant
 


 

In the Philippines, flaxseed and chia seeds can be bought at Shopee PH, Healthy Options, and Galleon PH. Flaxseed is cheaper than chia. The Shopee PH seller I buy from sells both products in 50-gram and 100-gram pouches.

 

Drinks

Healthy Peppermint Mocha from The Balanced Berry
 


 

The only reason why I’m not doing this is because I don’t know where to buy peppermint extract. 😐 Can anyone point me to where I could buy this ingredient in Manila? Thanks!

 

Which of these do you feel like doing? Tell me what you’re planning to make or serve on Christmas Eve. 🙂

 
 

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Recipes from PositiveFoodie, Good Food, EatingWell Magazine, Filveggie.com, Leite’s Culinaria, Oh She Glows, How Sweet It Is, and The Balanced Berry.

Additional information from NUTRiLiving, Huffington Post, and Gathered Table. Lemon + fish image from Gregory Bourolias.

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