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Delicious and Healthy Holiday Food Recipes

By Avery C.

Hello my lovely fashionistas!

I don'y know about you, but I cannot believe how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching! Before long, Christmas Eve will arrive and Santa will be delivering gifts to all of the good boys and girls. Hopefully you have been nice this year! ;)

As much as we all love the cheerful holiday season, I know that a few of us worry about that extra turkey weight. I get it- we should be able to enjoy the food we have been lucky enough to receive! Sadly, it can come at a price. Therefore, I am here, fashionistas, to provide a few of my personal favorite healthy (and delicious) food recipes you can make at home and bring to your friend's annual Christmas party...

Top 3 Nutritious But Delicious Holiday Food Recipes:

Apple Cider

1.) Bold Winter Green Salad 

This delicious and easy green salad recipe only requires a few simple ingredients, including lemon juice, radicchio and escarole greens, and garlic! It is a healthy and fun holiday hit!


2-3 cloves garlic 
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1 tablespoon vinegar 
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
12 cups chopped salad greens, such as radicchio and escarole


Place garlic to taste in a large salad bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add lemon juice and vinegar; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in anchovies to taste. Whisk in oil in a slow steady stream until well combined. Add salad greens and toss.

2.) Red and White Salad 

Bitter sweet peppery flavors go well in this confetti-like salad of wintery fruits and vegetables.


4 cups thinly sliced hearts of romaine 
2 heads Belgian endive, cored and thinly sliced 
1 bulb fennel, trimmed, cored, quartered and thinly sliced 
1 15-ounce can hearts of palm, drained, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 
1/2 head radicchio, cored, quartered and thinly sliced 
1 red apple, cored and cut into matchsticks 
1 cup thinly sliced radishes 
Champagne Vinaigrette 
Freshly ground pepper, to taste 


Toss romaine, endive, fennel, hearts of palm, radicchio, apple and radishes together in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat. Season with pepper.

3.) Spiced Apple Cider

Apple cider is one of my absolute favorite holiday drinks. This easy drink recipe will help you find a healthy alternative to a seasonal hit.


Lemon rind strips (from 1 lemon) 
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
1 gallon apple cider 
2 tablespoons light brown sugar 
20 whole cloves 
5 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, halved 
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
1/2 cup Calvados (apple brandy) or applejack (such as Laird's) 
Additional cinnamon sticks (optional)


Bring first 8 ingredients to a boil in a large in an oven. Then pour mixture through a sieve over a large bowl, reserving liquid. Sir in brandy and serve in mugs.

For more on healthy guilt free holiday food recipes, click here. There you have it loves! These are a few of my favorite healthy and YUMMY holiday dishes/drinks! Have a happy happy Thanksgiving (gobble gobble) and a Merry Christmas!

Dark chocholate molten lava cake with strawberries 

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