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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


kitchme.com

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


kblog.lunchboxbunch.com

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


kitchme.com

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

4. Oil-free Root Veggie Mash


healthfulpursuit.com

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

5. Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan


kitchme.com

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

6. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce


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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


thenourishinggourmet.com

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

8. Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens


kitchme.com

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


whatwouldcathyeat.com

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


skinnytaste.com

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


kitchme.com

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

12. Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad


ahealthylifeforme.com

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

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

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