40 Totally Delicious Healthy Meals
As the holiday season rolls around, sticking to a healthy eating plan can prove challenging. Many of us dine a little more richly during the holidays: With soul-nurturing family dinners, festive cocktail parties, obligatory office holiday gatherings, casserole-laden potluck suppers and the like, it can seem like temptation lurks around every corner throughout the months of November and December. There’s nothing wrong with loosening your dietary standards — and your belt — a few times a year, especially when it comes to beloved dishes that only make an appearance on special occasions. But that doesn’t mean you have to totally blow your meal plan at every get-together this holiday, especially if you have some control over the menu.
When visions of sugarplums start dancing in your head, balance out your indulgence with some healthy Christmas recipes that don’t taste a bit like deprivation. With these flavorful recipes for succulent chicken, heart-healthy pasta dishes, and celebratory salads, your menu will be worthy of the big day while allowing you to save room for sweets. And since you’re on the nice list for dinner, that means you can be on the naughty list for dessert, right?