Holiday recipes: Celebrate with healthy, festive fare

Create a healthy holiday menu with these great-tasting recipes.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Holiday recipes don't have to be over-the-top. Try these healthy adaptations and celebrate in good health.


  1. Cream of wild rice soup
  2. Roasted squash soup
  3. Vegetable, lentil and garbanzo bean stew


  1. Butternut squash and apple salad
  2. French green lentil salad
  3. Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts

Main dishes

  1. Beef brisket
  2. Herb-rubbed turkey au jus
  3. Linguine with roasted butternut squash sauce
  4. Orange rosemary roasted chicken

Vegetable sides

  1. Creamed Swiss chard
  2. Creole-style black-eyed peas
  3. Holiday green bean casserole
  4. Honey-glazed sweet potatoes


  1. Ambrosia with coconut and toasted almonds
  2. Fruitcake
  3. Kugel
  4. New England trifle
Nov. 19, 2020 See more In-depth