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8 Scrumptiously Delicious and Healthy Holiday Dishes

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Are you tired of the same ol’ recipes that you pull out year after year?  It’s time to spice things up with these healthy holiday dishes!

I’m one of those crazy people who has decided to eat healthier around the hardest time of the year.  I don’t know what got into me, but just the thought of gaining five to eight more pounds during the holidays was enough to throw me into a health craze.  Even if you’re not on a health kick, it’s always satisfying to know that you just devoured a plate of holiday goodness that was healthy.

Don’t think, however, that just because it’s healthy it’s going to taste like sand.  One of my favorite parts about serving healthy recipes to family and friends is following the meal with, “You won’t believe this recipe is actually good for you” or “You won’t believe how low in fat this meal is.”

Are you prepared to start salivating?

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  • Paleo Cranberry Dressing 2 of 9
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    Paleo lover or not, this dressing looks amazing! ~ Get the recipe at Healthful Pursuit.

  • Pumpkin Coconut Curry Chicken 3 of 9
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    Tired of serving the same winter holiday meals?  This is a great one to try!  Get the recipe at The Wicked Noodle.

  • Pumpkin & Sage Flatbread 4 of 9
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    This is the perfect way to start your holiday meal with some Pumpkin & Sage Flatbread. I would probably bake it though to keep it on the healthy side.  Recipe at foodiecrush

  • Chickpea Salad 5 of 9
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    Need to take a dish to your next gathering?  Here's a simple, healthy and delicious recipe via Cookie and Kate.

  • Brussels Sprouts Slaw 6 of 9
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    Okay I'll be honest here. I don't really care for brussels sprouts but Cookie and Kate makes them look so good, even I am willing to give them a try.  

  • Cranberry Applesauce 7 of 9
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    Add a twist to your holiday favorite by adding apples!  Get the recipe at Eating Richly.

  • Chili Pumpkin Hummus 8 of 9
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    Hummus is a wonderful and healthy appetizer to serve at a holiday gathering or just to enjoy with your family.  Get the recipe at The Heritage Cook.

  • Roasted Butternut Squash, Onions… 9 of 9
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    I love this vegetable medley with the variety of Fall Harvest Veggies! Get the recipe at That's Some Good Cookin.

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