Holiday recipes: Celebrate with healthy, festive fare

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

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The holiday season means get-togethers with family and friends and, of course, food. Mix and match these holiday recipes to put together healthy and festive meals.


  1. Artichokes alla Romana
  2. Chipotle spiced shrimp
  3. Smoked trout spread


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


  1. Ambrosia with coconut and toasted almonds
  2. Butternut squash and apple salad
  3. French green lentil salad
  4. 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
  5. Shrimp scampi

Vegetable sides

  1. Brussels sprouts with shallots and lemon
  2. Creamed Swiss chard
  3. Creole-style black-eyed peas
  4. Holiday green bean casserole
  5. Honey-glazed sweet potatoes

Bread and muffins

  1. Best honey whole-wheat bread
  2. Morning glory muffins
  3. Popovers


  1. Carrot cake
  2. Cheese latkes
  3. Fruitcake
  4. Fruited rice pudding
  5. Kugel
  6. Lemon cheesecake
  7. New England trifle
Nov. 16, 2018 See more In-depth