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Healthy Holidays Recipes, Menus and Cooking Tips

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Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Luxurious beef tenderloin shines when treated to a simple horseradish-mustard rub and roasted for a nicely seared and flavorful crust. Add 5 to 10 minutes to the roasting time for well done.

» Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Double Nut & Date Tassies

The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far less guilt than pecan pie.

» Double Nut & Date Tassies

Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas

This twist on the mimosa is made with blood orange juice and pomegranate juice. It’s a special way to start any weekend or toast the holiday season.

» Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas

Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

This sweet-tart pomegranate molasses glaze is delicious combined with the citrusy sumac spice rub, and gives the roasted chicken a dark, ruby luster. Rub the chicken earlier in the day, or overnight, for the best flavor.

» Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

Polenta Wedges with Tomato Tapenade

Crispy pieces of polenta topped with a tangy sun-dried tomato tapenade makes a pretty and tasty appetizer.

» Polenta Wedges with Tomato Tapenade

Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites

This Scandinavian-style appetizer is a good way to try pickled herring if you’ve never had it. The potent flavor of the herring is balanced by a dollop of sour cream and the potato slice it’s served on.

» Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites

Cranberry Coconut Trifle

No other dessert turns heads like a trifle. Festive in every way, this trifle recipe glows from within with scarlet layers of juicy cranberries. The filling is made from an astounding 6 cups of antioxidant-packed cranberries! We made the custard “skinny” with a combination of low-fat milk and light coconut milk. From-scratch brown-butter sponge cake, made with whole-wheat pastry flour, stands in for store-bought ladyfingers.

» Cranberry Coconut Trifle


Delicious holiday recipes to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are some holiday recipes we think you'll enjoy all season long. Try one of our lighter latke recipes for Hanukkah. Try the dozens of Christmas cookie recipes to share with friends and neighbors. Enjoy Christmas brunch and Christmas dinner recipes for memorable feasts. Spice up your New Year’s Eve party with some easy appetizers and festive drinks. Enjoy easy holiday recipes, simple entertaining ideas and quick tips for the holiday season.

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Christmas Recipes

Healthy recipes for Christmas Brunch, Christmas Dinner and Christmas Cookies

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Hanukkah Recipes

Celebrate Hanukkah with crispy potato latkes. From the traditional crispy latkes with applesauce, to a new twist, Potato-Pear Latkes, you’ll enjoy them all.

Make this Hanukkah a healthy one with delicious brisket...

New Year's Eve

Celebrate the New Year with delicious New Year's appetizers, drinks and more.

These healthy recipes for entertaining are delicious...
Take the stress out of entertaining with this selection of...
Throw a healthier dinner party with these easy appetizer...
These recipes for instant appetizers use 5 ingredients or...
When the temperature drops and you want something hot to...
Our festive holiday cocktails, including healthy recipes...

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a culinary festival as much as it is a cultural one. These healthy recipes feature such traditional ingredients as sweet potatoes, lentils and okra. Enjoy the wonderfully diverse flavors of African cuisine.

Sweet potatoes are not only delicious and versatile, they’...

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes and Desserts Recipes

Jazz up your traditional holiday meal with our healthy holiday side dishes and lighter holiday desserts.

Delight your guests with these healthy holiday dessert...
Special side dishes can really make a meal. Fill your table...
These make-ahead holiday dessert recipes take the stress...

Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes and Holiday Dessert Recipes

Dozens of delicious cookies, bars, candy and more treats for the holidays.

This holiday season, try making a new cookie recipe from...
Whether you’re making Christmas cookies for your annual...
Too many cookies can easily derail your diet. Fortunately,...
Our stunning holiday dessert recipes are lighter versions...
For Christmas this year, try a new cake recipe to finish...
Give a healthy dose of affection this holiday with these...

Healthy Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

At this time of year, you often hear that ’tis better to give than to receive. Forget the standard gift certificates and socks—why not whip up some holiday gifts from your kitchen to give to family and friends?

When it comes to giving this holiday season, be creative...

Healthy Winter Drink Recipes

Holiday gatherings and winter celebrations just aren’t complete without a special beverage. While hot chocolate, eggnog and punches often have lots of calories and not much else going for them, we’ve lightened up some of winter’s favorite beverages and created twists on others to pack an antioxidant punch.

Tips & Techniques for a Healthy Holiday

If you’ve always felt daunted by the turkey carving process, our step-by-step photos illustrate simple instructions for success, plus find other tips for a terrific stress-free holiday.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about abundance, or, often, overabundance. Everyone wants to bring their favorite dish, or needs to have pumpkin and apple pie. With all the rich, heavy choices, there’s a distinct chance that Thanksgiving will turn out to be about overindulgence. But it doesn't have to be that way.

In just 10 minutes, make a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer...
Take the stress out of Thanksgiving with these easy,...

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