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Holiday Healthy Side Dishes

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Check out 3 of our favorite healthy side dishes below.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans:


  • Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • Fresh cranberries

  • Pecans, chopped

  • Olive oil

  • Balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Toss Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and pecans with olive oil on a baking sheet.

  3. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are golden brown.

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash:


  • Acorn squash, halved and seeds removed

  • Quinoa, cooked

  • Black beans, rinsed and drained

  • Corn kernels

  • Red bell pepper, diced

  • Red onion, finely chopped

  • Cumin, paprika, and salt to taste

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Roast acorn squash halves in the oven until tender.

  3. In a bowl, mix cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, and spices.

  4. Stuff the acorn squash halves with the quinoa mixture.

  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts:

  • Ingredients:

    • Apples, cored

    • Cinnamon

    • Walnuts, chopped

    • Honey

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven and core apples.

    2. Mix cinnamon and chopped walnuts, stuff into cored apples.

    3. Drizzle with honey and bake until tender.

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