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Ingredients: 2 lbs (.90 kg) Brussels sprouts. 1/4 cup (59 mL) Olive oil. 3/4 teaspoon (3 mL) Salt1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) Black Pepper. 1/2 cup (118 ml) Toasted Hazelnuts (or pecans)L.

2 Slices Bacon. 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) 100% pure maple syrup –. Next to the creamy mashed potatoes, offer guests some balsamic roasted vegetables. These healthy Christmas side dishes are guilt-free but not flavor-free.

Your guests will appreciate having healthy Christmas vegetable sides like green beans, root veggies, asparagus, carrots, and butternut squash. If you’re worried about loading up on too many calories this Christmas, these. There are so many side dishes here to help you celebrate every holiday. Mix things up with these Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes.

They’re a little fancier than your average mashed potatoes, which makes them a great choice for Thanksgiving! When it comes to the Fourth of July, you have to make my Patriotic Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette. It uses different colored potatoes to make it look re. You’ll learn how to make a few healthy holiday side dishes for your family, and get to taste them, bonus! This time of year, the holidays are fast approaching.

We all feel the pressure to get our work done, buy presents for loved ones and the most stressful of all get the holiday MENU planned so no one goes hungry. Healthy Holiday Side Dishes Pan-Fried Bacon Green Beans with Pomegranate Seeds – gluten-free, paleo – A super quick and easy side dish to assemble, requiring only a few ingredients. Easy to scale up or down depending on the amount of mouths you’re feeding. Creamy Deviled Eggs with Red Onion, Capers, and Dill from Girl Versus Dough. Curried Cauliflower from Knead for Food.

Roasted Yams with Honey Walnuts and Raisins from The Roasted Root. Kale Salad with Brie Croutons, Roasted Butternut Squash, Cumin-Spiced Pecans, and Cranberry Vinaigrette from Eats Well with Others. Add color and texture to your holiday buffet with vibrant veggie dishes featuring caramelized winter squash or crisp green beans.

For a lighter side, opt for a citrus-flecked salad or a showstopping whole cauliflower. Pair those with potato dishes both savory and sweet. You can’t go wrong with spuds that are stacked, swirled, baked or gratinéed. Make baked shrimp, low-fat eggnog and more, all from the experts at Food Network. Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf This tender side dish is perfect for the holidays or any time you want to add a special touch.

Dried cranberries, currants and almonds serve up color and texture. My co-workers all make this rice pilaf for their families. I hope this list of healthy side dishes for the Holiday Season helps you to save some time looking for the best recipes. These side dishes are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas too.

Many of these recipes are paleo-friendly, low-carb and gluten-free.

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Chop the onions and celery for the stuffing (stash in a plastic bag), parboil the string beans, shred the radicchio for the salad (put into a plastic bag with an everso-damp paper towel), roast the squash for the salad, make the salad dressing, and store all of these in the refrigerator.

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Spread all the vegetables and herbs in a large roasting tin to make a trivet and place the ham on top.

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You could indulge in ice cream in the morning and cereal for tea, and abdicate the responsibility of cooking by eating out at every meal and trying a new place each time, because you are on holiday.

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Another way to keep holidays simple is to make just a few dishes, then fill in the rest of the menu

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Combining these foods creates a classic comfort food perfect forthe holiday.

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Make holiday meals more healthful by serving this updated version of the traditional family favorite.

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You don’t have to choose between enjoying the holidays or staying lean and healthy—you can choose both.

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Most holidays we celebrate seem to center around sugar.Provide some reasonable rules tocurbthe heavy intake of sugary foods atthese times.

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Mix all the vegetables, except the asparagus, with the oil, herbs and salt in a large mixing bowl and transfer to a large roasting tin with the chicken.

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Spread a slice on a plate and add a slice of turkey breast ham, half of the arugula, and half of the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and roll carefully.

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  • I made all three dishes as part of my thanksgiving spread..the potatoes and green beans were a HIT..the salad on the other hand, was a miss due to the pomegranate seeds not being the desired crunch..too seedy..what would be a good substitute? Or I’ll just leave it out next time

  • Hi Liezl:) just wanted to say thank you for taking your time and putting so much effort in making these inspirational videos! They are all very helpful and realistic and very clever girl, keep on making us more videos, i really enjoy them very much:) lost 2kg in 1 week of eating more than i usually eat, lol wow right?? all thanks to you and what i learned from your videos:), you are amazing girl:)

  • Wow, it looks delish! I’m gonna give it a try, maybe not the veggies with the fish sauce, but definitely the other three. I made your wonderful chicken soup and it’s become a family favorite. TFS��

  • Kale salad is my first choice! Thanks so much, Dani, for your fantastic videos! I think I have been with you since the very beginning! Plus, how can I not support a fellow Jersey Girl! (I grew up in Cranford, but now live in northern VT.)

  • The kale salad looks like it will be my first try however I don’t do well with raw onions. I think it will look great on the table.

  • Try adding some nutmeg to your mashed potatoes! You’ll be surprised how good that is. We do it all the time in Germany – potatoes and leafy greens + nutmeg = match made in heaven!

  • I think the mashed potatoes taste “buttery” because of the extra virgin olive oil.

    While orange zest (or another type of fruity zest) certainly smells good, I worry more of eating the skin. Produce cultivars are usually grown as clones of each other, because, well, if they mix, then their offspring will be unpredictable, which may not yield expected/good results. Allowing plants to grow naturally won’t do either, because if they develop a toxin, then that will protect the plant by avoiding predation (humans). Life is but a competitive game. I still like the roasted green bean idea, though. Never thought of roasting green beans. Without the other ingredients, I think I will just roast green beans in the future, simply because I’m a lazy cook.

  • We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Poland (unfortunately!!) but I’m definitely going to try all these recipes, the potatoes would make an amazing side dish to any dinner!

  • Thank you for these wonderful recipes, Dani. I made the roasted green beans and the mashed potatoes this morning. First time roasting garlic! For the potatoes I just used slightly less oil and threw in a bunch of fresh rosemary. Absolutely delish.

  • mm, that salad looks really beautiful:) and festive!! I want to ask about the green beans, do they soften in 15 minutes and uncovered even without the oil?? is the oil only for crispiness, or also for…helping in getting tender?…Thank You!!

  • Oh my goodness �� I HAVE to try that sticky toffee pudding. My boyfriend and I eat healthy and don’t tend to have sweets too often so thanks so much for the dessert recipes!

  • Awesome holiday vegetables recipes… Thank you!!! I have been eating more plant base due to health reasons and struggle to serve my extended family and friends healthy dishes that they will actually eat and enjoy. I’m sure these will be winners at my Christmas holiday table this year.

  • you shouldn’t need to use oil to toast nuts in just use a dry pan and keep your eyes peeled on them. plus the sticky toffee pud ain’t sticky toffee without a sticky toffee sauce. stop trying to make a classic that’s Naughty by nature healthy. learn to indulge in the naughty that’s what Christmas is for!

  • They all look delicious and I’m definitely gonna try them during the holidays. Please work on your camera focus. All the shots of you talking are focused on the background and it brings the quality down. xo

  • Can you all believe that Thanksgiving is just one week away? SO crazy!! I hope one of these easy, healthy delicious side dishes makes it onto your holiday table. Let me know which one you think you will try first. xo Dani

  • Just tried those crispy potatoes and they were so delicious! I can’t thank you enough, your breakdown was fool proof which is what I need

  • for carrots I suggest frying them in a pan with a lid on they’ll get softer. also cinnamon and fresh thyme are great companions.

  • Hoping someone can help me with this what if i cannot go beyond 220 degrees for the roasted potataos? how long should i then consider leaving it in the oven?

  • Can’t wait to try these! I am diabetic though and really don’t eat sugars, so what can I substitute on the carrots? Thanks…love your channel! ��

  • I made the potatoes and balsamic carrots to go with chicken for dinner. It is the only way I will be making potatoes and carrots from now on! It’s even fancy enough for company!:)

  • You’re God sent I’ve been looking for side dishes to replace rice!! I’ve watched this so many times. Oh and thank you for creating healthy meal plans it saves me so much time finding meals!

  • I tried the carrots. The flavor is good but they could have been cooked longer. Maybe 35-40 at the same temp or longer at a lower temp

  • These all look AMAZING, but I particularly appreciate the fact that you gave us an idea of what to pair them with and then provided a link to the recipe for the main dish recipe thank you!

  • Thanks, Sara Lynn! Oh my, boiling the potatoes first! I am definitely trying this one out! And I totally agree with you about fish sauce. It brings a wonderful umami to every dish it’s in. Thank you for this great side dish video! ��

  • Carrots��…i mistook them for sausages����..Hey Sarah…i ve started following u recently…i love all ur recipes..u make them all so quick n simple…no mess at all ��������

  • Definitely making these potatoes tomorrow,I’d love the recipe for the Parmesan chicken and rice recipe as well,Thank you for sharing ��

  • I have GOT to try those potatoes! Great tip to boil them first! Any tips on cleaning your cast iron skillet? I’m thinking of getting a new one soon but worried about it rusting.

  • These all look amazing! Potatoes are my favorite food. One question, do you think the carrots would still be good without the honey? I’m trying to cut back as much as possible on sugars.

  • Valuable lesson I have learned is to make vegetables the main course and meat the side dish. Less expensive, healthier in long run.

  • I have never seen anyone boil the potatoes first. That’s probably why my potatoes don’t ever work. My mom always heated her pan in the oven first, took it out, then placed the potatoes onto it and that’s how they became crispy. But this way is easier especially using parchment paper.

  • Hi Dani! Quick question, I don’t remember you saying anything about massaging the kale. Is that something you do or recommend to soften the leaves?

  • I made a few recipes on your channel and I gotta say they are the bomb my family loves it ❤️�� thank you so much for sharing your delicious and healthy recipes

  • I love roasted vegetables (don’t get me started on those potatoes! too bad it’s Pasta tonight) and keep track of what’s in the potato bin and the fridge…i.e. Potatoes and Carrots. With thinly sliced onions and whole garlic cloves(in the skins)…there’s the start of something good. Adding bell peppers, sliced or chunked, near the end of cooking…a Veggie Sheet Pan dinner…with protein of choice (and anything else that’s on hand)…..Thank your for taking Sides to a new level!

  • Delicious dear. Beans and star fried veg these are favourite. I will make the carrot and the potatoes dish too. Thanks for the vlog dear.❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • I am watching your videos everyday to get some ideas for weeknight dinners! You’re videos are amazing! And recipes are so yummy! The sides are great ideas! Thank you! ��

  • Yum! Any recipe that calls for par cooked potatoes, I just microwave them for 5 mins instead. When I make home fries I cut them & nuke them for 5 mins before putting them in the frying pan. I bet it would work with this recipe as well. I would cut them into bite size pieces first though otherwise they are too hot too handle.

  • Could u please tell me what kind of blender do you have? How much power does it have? I am looking for some which I can make nicecream and other things that will have enough power.

  • Hi
    I love your recipes!!
    You are the best
    ��very healthy food and very easy to Cook!! Thanks �� so much for
    I cook every day you’re recipes.

  • Can’t wait to try these, they look so delicious! <3
    I do have a question, though. How long would the mashed potatoes and the green beans last in the fridge? Could I include them in my meal prep (no reason to only eat these delicious side dishes during the holidays ^^)?

  • Hi Liezl! Love this video! Just wondering what you eat when you go out? Like what would you order? And what’s your favourite healthy resteraunt?

  • Happy holiday. I am about to make the toffee pudding. How many calories does it have approximately per slice so I can figure out the rate with which I ll eat the whole dessert?

  • I made the potatoes and beans tonight to go with a roast chicken and they were so yummy! And such a nice change from my usual sides. Thanks!

  • Thanks a lot Dani ������ I would only steam the potatoes instead of boiling them, just to keep their entire nutritional value. Thanks a lot for your efforts! Love from Algeria!

  • Liezl, these all look amazing, thanks! What is the third dry ingredient in the desert? You mention oat flour and coconut sugar then you toss in a darker dry ingredient but don’t say what it is. Thanks and love all of your videos!!

  • Looks so amazing. I’ve never seen Oat Flour before. I’m in Australia. Anyone know if there’s a substitute to oat flour (ie: rice flour, coconut flour)

  • How can there be even 1 dislike never mind 6… What’s not to like??? Some people can’t say anything nice:) thanks Dani for the great inspiration.

  • Oh Dani you are a lifesaver! I have had bronchitis for 2 weeks and still am not myself. These beautiful healthy delicious side dishes are just what I have been looking for! Plus I have a sister who is a vegan and I have been looking for years to try and find the mashed potatoes she has missed so much. I’ve tried those vegan margarine but they are mostly soy-based and she won’t eat soy. The beautiful potatoes that you made look like everyone will love them! She has also missed my grandma’s Lumpy mashies as we always called them. I absolutely love how beautiful everything looks. There’s always been a debate about the string beans I think you’ve solved it for us. And I am dying to try that kale salad. I also love to make my own salad dressings and you have not failed me before as I’ve tried the so tasty and better than store-bought recipes you have posted before. Sorry for such a long post but I feel so relieved right now. Thanks Dani❤��

  • Seriously you are such an inspiration. I have learned a lot from you. I am trying to lose baby weight and I got so many recipe ideas from you and would like to thank you so much. Please make more of these videos��������

  • Another great video. I’m starting my weight loss journey today was day 1. I got your ebooks and planned my meals for the week, using a food journal. I’ve got 60 pounds to lose… positive thoughts appreciated!

  • I will be trying all of these goodies especially the dessert!!! I enjoy your channel so much. Happy Holidays to you and your family.������

  • These look so yummy! I’m so glad you used lots of different spices and seasonings. Sometimes the seasonings in your recipes look a bit bland for me (Italian herb mix is just meh for me) but I think I will try those potatoes and veggies with a roast chicken this weekend!

  • I love all your videos but am so nostalgic for these Christmassy ones. Your joy over this holiday is contagious! I’m looking fwd to making the holiday choc dipped cookies on the wknd. We ate up your apple pie! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to you.

  • Nothing like a good Christmas brunch with all the yummy original food. Otherwise why live? Diet most times but feast in Christmas day

  • OMG!!!!
    I only discovered you yesterday and have binged on your videos. I have watched about 10 total, So informative! Thanks for all the hard work you put into creating amazing videos.
    I just subscribed and this is my first comment:)

  • These look great!!! Definitely want to try the pudding. Still need to try your easy brownie recipe, too! Question we have nut allergies in our house. Are seed butters a good substitute for nut butters (nutritionally)? Thanks for all of the inspiration!!

  • I basically said this exact same thing on the last recipe rehab video but jeez are you guys serious. Almost every video Laura is in people just get kind of ridiculous. I love Laura too but it seems that the only thing you guys can cheer for is if Laura wins.

  • well if grandma cooks like that, no wonder she has health problems….how can you make side vegetables dishes 700+ calories? Might as well go for a burger and fries