Happy Holidays from the NutritionFacts team! We are excited to share this collection of some of our favorite green-light holiday dishes. These comforting and delicious recipes are packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients that can be found at most grocery stores. Whether you prepare one of these as a side dish, or the entire menu for a family feast, we hope these recipes add joy to your holiday gatherings.
Holiday Starter Recipes
Hearty Veggie Soup
This soup is packed with Daily Dozen ingredients, feel free to add some greens and beans for even more Daily Dozen servings!
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Date Glaze
I love sweet potatoes, one of the healthiest foods on the planet. The purple ones are the best, and you can usually find them at Asian markets and specialty natural groceries. They’re so good I send them out in the mail as holiday gifts. After all, what is more comforting on a wintry day than a nice, warm, steamy sweet potato? Here’s a recipe for a stocking stuffer you can stuff.
Holiday Main Recipes
Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
One of my favorite comfort foods. This warm, savory dish is just as flavorful with mashed cauliflower instead of the sweet potato topping, so mix it up if the mood strikes.
Roasted Kabocha with Kale-Cranberry Stuffing
Rather than starchy, boring bread cubes, the stuffing for this dish is made with my Basic BROL, combined with onion, celery, kale, and cranberries. To mix it up, try swapping in any combination of cooked whole grains with beans in place of the Basic BROL.
Holiday Dessert Recipes
Cinnamon Baked Apples
Enjoy these Cinnamon Baked Apples on their own, pair them with nice cream, or top with cashew cream for dessert. Serve these Baked Apples over cooked oatmeal for a tasty breakfast.
Caramel Cocoa Bites
These 5 ingredient treats are quick and easy to whip up. They will satisfy your sweet tooth while checking off some Daily Dozen boxes. Double the batch and make enough for the whole week!
Do you want to see Dr. Greger in the kitchen? Check out:
Dr. Greger in the Kitchen: My New Favorite Beverage
Dr. Greger in the Kitchen: My New Favorite Dessert
Dr. Greger in the Kitchen: Cran-Chocolate Pomegranate BROL Bowl
For more recipes, check out our recipe page, The How Not to Die Cookbook and The How Not to Diet Cookbook for even more green-light meal ideas.