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A Dozen Delicious, Healthy Holiday Recipes

Are you ready for the holidays yet, ladies? We're in the home stretch now! School is out for my kids all week, which means we've been watching lots of holiday movies, playing outside in this unseasonably nice weather, and doing lots of baking! I love cooking, especially when my kids get into it too. This week, I've gathered a dozen recipes; four appetizers, four main courses and four desserts, for you to try over the holidays. They are all uncomplicated, tasty and healthy-ish.

Healthier Holiday Recipes for Every Occasion

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Appetizers and Sides

Layered Greek Dip- This delicious dip is full of healthy greek yogurt, hummus and veggies. Make it even healthier by serving it with carrot and celery sticks. (via Well Plated)

Holiday Wreath Salad- This salad not only tastes great, but it looks so pretty and festive. It's also packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. (via Flavour and Savour)

Butternut Squash and Spinach Roll-ups- This is a new take on the classic ham and cheese or pizza crescent roll-ups. These babies have under ten ingredients and are done in under 25 minutes. (via Cook with Manali)

Oven Baked Brie- This is such a simple recipe, but it looks so elegant. You can put put it together with only six ingredients, and four of those you probably already have on hand. It tastes great with sliced apples or pears. (via Diet Doctor)

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Main Dishes

Balsamic Pot Roast- Balsamic vinegar makes this roast super flavorful. This is a great dish to throw together first thing in the morning or even overnight because it slow cooks for up to twelve hours. (via Joy Food Sunshine)

Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean Casserole- This vegan recipe has enough flavor packed into it to please the meatiest of carnivores! It includes a recipe for roasted garlic sauce that is seriously amazing. (via Happy Kitchen Rocks)

Simple Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey Breast- 8 ingredients and 4 steps make this dinner a super easy one. You can also make more than one if you're serving it for a larger family dinner. (via Flavor The Moments)

Orange Cranberry Chicken- I don't usually cook with whole chicken or chicken thighs, but this looks like something I could handle. The orange and cranberry flavors really make this dish taste special. With only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, I think this may become a new holiday favorite! (via Eat Train and Love )

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Desserts

Chocolate Pomegranate Bark- Tis the season for pomegranates! They are wonderfully juicy and tart and full of vitamin C and antioxidants. This bark has only three ingredients: pomegranate seeds, roasted almonds and dark chocolate. Need I say more? (via Super Healthy Kids)

Gingerbread Nice Cream- Who else loves gingerbread just as much as, if not more than, a PSL? This "ice cream" is dairy free and vegan, but the gingerbread flavor makes it feel so decadent that you won't mind. (via Feasting on Fruit)

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake- I am in LOVE with my Instant Pot, but I haven't attempted a cake recipe in it yet. That's why I was so excited to find this simple recipe for angel food cake. It's fat free, which means practically guilt-free, and it requires very little effort on my part. Yay! (via Temecula Blogs)

No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Balls- Chocolate and peppermint go together like Santa and his reindeer so this recipe is a no-brainer. It had me at no-bake, which is basically code for fast and easy. It's a perfect recipe to make with the kids this week. (via Happy Healthy Mama)

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A Few Drink Recipes: Because, Kids.

Holiday Wine Slushie- It's so brilliantly simple! Add red wine, frozen cherries, a bit of sugar and ice to a blender and you have deliciously festive slushies. (via Fitful Focus )

Frosty's Frosted Moscow Mules- This drink was created by one of my favorite bloggers. Her site, Half Baked Harvest, is full of delicious and beautiful recipes made with real food. Her take on the classic Moscow mule calls for adding peppermint extract, grapefruit juice and pomegranate seeds. So refreshing!

Bailey's Cocktail with Coffee Ice Cubes- I love iced coffee. I don't care if it's winter time. Amp up your afternoon cup by filling it with coffee ice cubes, Baileys and whipped cream vodka. If that won't take you through until after bedtime, I don't know what will. (via Spaceships and Laser Beams)

Wishing all of you a healthy, happy and tasty holiday!

♥ Erin

PS-Find me on Pinterest at A Good Enough Mom for even more healthy holiday recipes.

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