12 Healthy Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

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Christmas may be a time of giving, but, unfortunately, its also often a time of gaining… gaining unwanted pounds. But you can give yourself the gift of health this year by keeping fatty foods off your Christmas dinner table. Use these recipes to help you create a healthy holiday meal this year.

1. Carrot, Zucchini, Squash Ribbons

Ribbons arent just meant for packages and bows. Adorn your dinner table with this yummy, yet healthy veggie dish. See recipe details.

2. Christmas Tree Salad

An edible tree filled with pomegranate lights, fruit and veggie ornaments, and a sprouted grain star to top. See recipe details.

3. Garlicky Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Pine nuts give this garlicky green bean dish an added nutty crunch. See recipe details.

4. Oil-free Root Veggie Mash

Because simple, old mashed potatoes are just boring (and not always the most healthy). See recipe details.

5. Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

So tasty, youll have no trouble getting the little ones to eat their broccoli! See recipe details.

6. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Filled with fruit and sweetened with syrup, youll love that this recipe keeps your stove top clear for other items. See recipe details.

7. Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

Soaked for a light texture and extra appetizing taste. See recipe details.

8. Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Not a beet lover? Not sure if youre a beet lover? Give this holiday colored recipe a try, and youre sure to have a new outlook on this very merry veggie. See recipe details.

9. Wild Rice Pilaf with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans

This festive, flavorful recipe is guilt-free (vegan, gluten free, and low fat) and sure to wow dinner guests of all types. See recipe details.

10. Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin

This recipe proves you can indulge in cheesy and buttery dishes while still sticking to a skinny diet. See recipe details.

11. Roasted Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and Jerusalem Artichokes

Combine some Christmas dinner staples into one delicious dish. See recipe details.

12. Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Economize your time and make this dish ahead of time. See recipe details.

Seasons Greetings! We wish you a happy and healthy holiday!