Send me your healthy holiday dinner ideas and recipes!

I NEED YOUR HELP, YOUR INPUT, YOUR IDEAS, YOUR RECIPES!  

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My little sister emailed me today to start finalizing our Christmas dinner menu – this will be our first year preparing all the food for the family.  So far this is what we are thinking:

Appetizers:

  • Crudité with hummus, fresh guacamole (I make some mean guac), and pico de gallo
  • Mini mushroom quiche
  • Some artisan cheeses with light crackers and grapes

Protein:

  • My lovely little Hungarian grandma will be making the Turkey
  • My sister and I would like to accompany the Turkey with some other protein option – PLEASE SEND ME YOUR HEALTHY IDEAS AND RECIPES!!

Starch:

  • We would like to make scalloped potatoes, however these have a tendency to be very  unhealthy – any healthy versions out there?
  • Potentially a garlic and oil based pasta dish…we will see on this one…

Cold Veggies:

  • Fresh beet salad (fresh beets cannot be beat!) with tangerines and fresh goat cheese  in an olive oil/rosemary drizzle
  • Winter greens with freshly baked cranberries, blue cheese crumble and walnuts in an orange balsamic vinaigrette

Hot Veggies:

  • Sauteéd red cabbage with vidalia onions and cilantro
  • String beans with blanched almonds in a garlic saute

Dessert:

  • We are thinking of typical holiday/Christmas desserts, but if you have healthy options with a touch of holiday cheer, PLEASE SEND ALONG!!!

All input, ideas, recipes and comments are much appreciated!  Please help my little sister and I make this year a spectacular Christmas to remember!

Xoxo,

Fat Girl

Questions, comments, suggestions are welcome!

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