Holiday Recipes Directory
Looking for healthy holiday recipes? You've come to the right place. We've got festive main courses, sides, desserts, drinks, appetizers, and much more.
Three Top Chefs Share Their Holiday Recipes
Our culinary stars show us how to make traditional dishes healthier. Plus, bringing something new to your holiday table.
Tips for Hosting Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free Guests
Having a dinner party? Whether it's a special occasion or a casual get-together, you can serve delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.
Drinks & Starters
Antipasto, Easy Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes for your and your family.
Mini Vegetable Frittatas
This is a festive-looking appetizer with flecks of green and red from the veggies.
Onion Foccacia Bread Bites
Cut this bread into bite-size squares for an appetizer, or into sandwich-size rectangles for a nice accompaniment to dinner.
Asparagus can be a hard sell for kids; here's a good introduction that pairs it with white bread. Perfect for parties, too.
Cranberry Walnut Bread
This sweet bread gets tangy flavor from cranberries -- fresh or dried.
Roasted Garlic and Sage Pocket Rolls
Roasted Garlic and Sage Pocket Rolls Recipe : Find lighter and healthier recipes for your and your family.
Honey Wheat Buttermilk Bread or Rolls
Use a bread machine for homemade rolls made easy.
Amish Wheat Bread
This Amish white bread recipe has been converted to a bread machine and made a bit more healthful.
Sauces & Dressings
Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette
Once you make this roasted red pepper vinaigrette, you'll never go back to bottled salad dressing.
Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette
Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette
Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing
Honey mustard yogurt dressing goes great with salads, pretzels, crackers, sandwiches, and more.
Cilantro Lime Dressing
Try this on your favorite salad, grilled chicken, or fish. Want some for later? Make a larger batch and freeze.
Rubs & Marinades
Rosemary Balsamic Marinade
Make grilled or broiled meats taste and smell good with this easy-to-make rosemary marinade.
Easy-to-make lemon herb marinade turns ordinary grilled chicken breast into a juicy, flavorful main dish.
Latin Pork with Lime Marinade
Need a new way to cook a pork roast? Try this lime marinade made with sugar and spice.
Lime Honey Glazed Chicken
The sweet and tangy lime-honey marinade is simmered on the stovetop, then used as a sauce to baste and glaze the chicken.
Red Leaf, Pear, and Walnut Salad
Toss sliced pears and walnuts with red-leaf lettuce for a crunchy side or main salad.
Hearty Kale Salad
A riff on the classic warm spinach-and-bacon salad, this recipe features thin ribbons of kale instead.
This olive salad is wonderful on crackers or as a spread on sandwiches. It can also be used in recipes calling for tapenade.
Insalata Caprese (Pasta Salad)
Boil the pasta in the morning and chill. Then all you have to do is toss the ingredients together, and dinner is served!
You've never had carrots quite like these; cranberry vinaigrette boosts the flavor and chopped pecans provide a nice crunch.
Mix any kind of greens -- mustard, collard, or turnip -- with molasses and liquid smoke flavoring for a down-home side dish.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Comfort food, reinvented: roasted garlic mashed potatoes with fat-free half-and-half instead of heavy cream.
sweet potatoes, recipe
Chile powder, cumin and ginger combined with a touch of maple syrup create a spicy-sweet flavor addition to a traditional Thanksgiving player.
Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple and Lentil Salad
Mustard and rosemary complement rich lamb and earthy lentils in this elegant meal.
This is a light version of the wonderfully elegant (and potentially romantic) French classic.
Orange Mango Chicken
Asian-inspired orange mango chicken is equal parts tangy and spicy -- your taste buds won't know what hit them.
Pork Roast with Spicy Maple Glaze
Transform ordinary pork roast with a spicy maple glaze using simple ingredients like pancake syrup and Dijon mustard.
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
The red cranberries and green pistachios make this a festive holiday cookie.
Tuxedo Cookies Recipe
These cookies may sound fancy, but they're simple to bake -- a shot of espresso makes these nibbles extra-special.
10-Minute Spiced Apple Wedges with Caramel Sauce and Light Vanilla Ice Cream
Nothing says fall like caramel apples! This quick treat is a sure hit for children and parents alike.
The peppermint patties hidden in the middle of each brownie make them irresistible!