Holiday meals can be delicious, satisfying, memorable and healthy too! After all, the holiday season is also a time when late fall and winter produce is at its peak. Sweet winter squashes, bright greens, savory herbs, crunchy apples, and earthy root vegetables can all be transformed into countless nourishing, celebratory meals. Join me here in our latest episode of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen as I share some of my healthy holiday favorites!
A few of my favorite holiday recipes have been featured in YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen before, like winter green salad sweetened with seasonal fruit and toasted pecans, luscious baked apples, and a simple carrot soup warmed with ginger, cinnamon and coriander. Each of these recipes can be switched up a bit and serve as templates for your creativity. Try apples or mandarin oranges and toasted walnuts or pumpkin seeds in the salad instead of pears and pecans. Substitute butternut squash for the carrots in the soup. Change up the baked apple stuffing to include a variety of dried fruits and nuts and create your own flavorful sauce using different cooking liquids, spices and/or herbs.
I wish everyone happy, healthy holidays and look forward to seeing you again in the new year! Until then, remember to to visit our collection of videos and healthy, delicious recipes at YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen. All of our recipes include nutrient-packed plants; affordable, local ingredients; and easy to follow instructions. You can also follow me on Facebook at YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen, to see what I am making at home, get insider tips and link to some of my favorite food and nutrition destinations on the web.