Well, no matter how crazy the holidays get, there’s always time for healthy eating. I’ve chosen three of my favorite healthy recipes for the holidays that are equal parts quick, healthy, and delicious!
Healthy habits should be able to work with your lifestyle. You shouldn’t have to feel burdened by them. Each of these healthy recipes for the holidays takes between 10 and 20 minutes, and can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your home – so you can squeeze in proper nutrition on even the busiest of days. And an added bonus is that they are great for feeding guests as well!
A tasty way to start the day, this recipe offers up protein from the egg and healthy fats from the avocado. Delicious and simple to prepare!
1 slice whole-grain bread (use gluten-free bread if following a gluten-free diet)
1 whole egg (cage-free)
1 egg white (cage-free)
1/4 ripe avocado, sliced
2 Tbsp. salsa
The combo of brown rice and black beans is a nutritional winner – and while the Mango Salsa may add on a few extra minutes of prep time, it adds such great flavor, I recommend you try it!
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa)
1 cup cooked black beans (if using canned, choose no-salt-added or low-sodium beans and rinse and drain well before use)
1/2 ripe avocado, diced
1/2 cup Mango Salsa (see recipe below) or 1/4 cup low-sodium store bought salsa
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (equivalent to 1 cup)
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 small jalapeno pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely diced
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Makes 5 servings (serving size = 1/4 cup)
Tacos are great for guests, as everyone can create their own version. I suggest adding as many veggie toppers as you can, for an extra nutritional boost during the holiday season!
12 oz. tilapia (or any preferred fish, or shrimp, or chicken, or tofu)
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. canola or grapeseed oil
4 organic corn tortillas
1/2 cup cooked black beans or fat-free refried beans, warmed (if using canned black beans, choose no-salt-added or low-sodium beans and rinse and drain well before use)
1 ripe avocado, diced
Additional veggie toppers (your choice!): lettuce, shredded cabbage, red onion, corn, salsa, chopped cilantro, scallions, lime wedges
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