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Get Your Fill With These Holiday Recipes

Get Your Fill With These Holiday Recipes

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food — I’m sure many of you agree with me. How can I say no to bowl upon heaping bowl of all my favorite goodies, both salty and sweet? (Answer: I can’t.)

If you’re responsible for creating holiday dishes as well as consuming them, here are five holiday-friendly recipe ideas that are sure to please you, your family and your friends.

1. These wholesome holiday bread recipes are both healthy and flavorful. The recipes include pumpkin bread, banana nut bread, and cranberry nut bread, and will help you create nutritious loaves to feature on your holiday table.

2. Holiday food preparation can be a breeze with these holiday food tips and seasonal recipes. The recipes are high in volume but low in fat. They’re also diverse, so you can find something for everyone to enjoy.

3. Vegetarian? Not a problem. These ideas for meat-free meals won’t leave you feeling hungry or neglected, and will fit the festive bill just fine — think stuffed pumpkins, cranberry sauce, creamed baby onions, and baked apples with cinnamon.

4. You can’t forget about the sweets, of course! But it is easy to forget about the fat, cholesterol, and sugar that accompany cookies and treats. These healthier holiday cookie recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth without neglecting your health. Using ginger in holiday treats is also a great way to create tasty holiday fixings while boosting your immune system.

5. Still have to find gifts for a few folks on your list? Here’s how to make homemade holiday food gifts for your friends and family, including recipes for flavored oils, holiday breads, biscotti, and homemade chocolates. The recipients — and their tastebuds — will surely thank you.

If you have any holiday recipe ideas, feel free to share them below. Stay safe this season, and happy holidays!

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Shelley Stonebrook

Shelley Stonebrook is an Associate Editor at Mother Earth News—North America’s most popular magazine about sustainable, self-reliant living—where she works on exciting projects such as Organic Gardening content and the Vegetable Garden Planner. Shelley is particularly interested in organic gardening, small-scale, local food production, waste reduction, food preservation and cooking. In her spare time, she posts in her personal blog, The Rowdy Radish.


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3:01AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thanks for posting.

1:28PM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Thank you

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12:05PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thanks for the recipe ideas.

3:53AM PST on Dec 31, 2012


9:22AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

some look yummy

3:16PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Thanks Shelley! ;)

3:15PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Awesome!!! :D

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