‘Tis the season for the best Christmas recipes to celebrate with loved ones, and by celebrate we mean clearly mean eat. We’ve gathered some of our favorite dishes to please every palette and every guest at your holiday feast. Stuff-your-face fest 2014 is almost upon us. Get your elastic-waist pants ready; you are going to need them after whipping up these delicious dishes. The bad news is that people often over-indulge during the holiday season, which leads to weight gain, which leads to anxiety which leads to an entire year of dieting to make up for a month of overeating. The good news is that food doesn’t have to be the enemy for you or your guests.
The trick is to prepare a variety of healthy and yes, even indulgent options. By mixing up what you make it is more likely that everyone will find something they like, and by throwing in some balanced options people will be satisfied without being too stuffed. According to registered dietician, Maggie Moon, it’s important to “Remember that food brings us together and isn’t the enemy. Just remember to look for a balance between indulging when it’s worth it and treating yourself [and your guests] to wellness when it’s not.” Here are 10 tasty Christmas recipes to try.
- Kale Pesto White Bean Dip
There’s no denying that kale is incredibly healthy. It’s loaded with fiber, protein, Folate and vitamins A, C and K. It’s a superfood that’s super tasty when prepared right. Try this amazing pesto bean dip as an appetizer while your guests are schmoozing, boozing and snacking before the meal. They’ll never know it’s good for them because they will be too busy oohing and aahing over how delicious it is. Serve with pita chips and fresh veggies.