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Chef Meg's Holiday Favorites

Chef Meg's Holiday Favorites

The festivities don't have to end when you sit down to dinner. Create holiday meals that are healthy and delicious!

(20 Recipes) Created by CHEF_MEG

Recipes in this Collection

Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Pumpkin Seed Crust
Very Good 4.1/5
(37 ratings)

This pie crust has a crunchy addition: pepitas, or shelled pumpkin seeds. They add a nice nutty flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.6g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 168.1
Angelic Peppermint Towers
Very Good 4.1/5
(34 ratings)

This an easy, affordable recipe that will impress your guests.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 41g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 215.4
Apple Cider Gravy
Very Good 4.3/5
(17 ratings)

Gravy gets a bad rap, but this tasty sauce can be made with almost no fat.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 20
Easy Beef Roast
Very Good 4.4/5
(145 ratings)

Lean and versatile, this recipe is the little black dress of your healthy recipe arsenal. Cook this roast on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. We used no salt, just pepper for a truly flavorful roast.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.1g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 28.7g | Calories: 191.2
Caramelized Onions
Very Good 4.4/5
(45 ratings)

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 26.4
Carrot-Cranberry Salad
Good 3.8/5
(35 ratings)

Kid prepared and approved! I am always looking for a salad that my kids can make and then devour. This is a winner for kids and moms.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 21.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 86.8
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)
Very Good 4.4/5
(110 ratings)

Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 42.3
Apple-Escarole Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts
Very Good 4.2/5
(13 ratings)

This salad is full of distinct, strong flavors. It's a great way to get new greens onto your plate.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.2g | Fat: 11.1g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 4.1g | Calories: 156.4
Polenta Rounds with Creamy Pesto
Good 3.7/5
(15 ratings)

This simple and delicious appetizer is very festive--red and green for the holidays.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 41.4
Fragrant Simmer Pot Sachet
Very Good 4.6/5
(27 ratings)

Are you looking for a quick, easy, and zero calorie gifts from the kitchen idea for the holidays? This one is my all-time favorite.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Herb Roasted Turkey
Very Good 4.4/5
(93 ratings)

The only turkey recipe you'll ever need--no basting necessary.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.4g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 28.8g | Calories: 154.6
Mini Apple Tarts
Very Good 4.3/5
(83 ratings)

Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.9g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 124.3
No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter
Very Good 4.4/5
(29 ratings)

Try this over whole wheat toast with nut butter or to thicken fall soups. You won't believe we didn't add any sugar!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 20.6
Petite Pecan Tarts
Very Good 4.5/5
(42 ratings)

I love to increase the nutrition of baked goods by adding whole grains. That's the secret to these pecan tarts.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.4g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 1.6g | Calories: 102.5
Sweet Acorn Squash
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

This dish is simple and quick--you'll love it. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any night of the week.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 16g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 62.8
Pumpkin Dip
Good 3.9/5
(80 ratings)

Try this dip on a toasted whole-wheat bagel at breakfast or with apple slices or whole-grain crackers for a snack. It's even good with carrots.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.6g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 30.7
Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Very Good 4.5/5
(26 ratings)

After one sip of this savory pumpkin soup, you will be surprised to find it packs a little heat.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 18.4g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 5.5g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 124.7
Roasted Root Vegetables
Very Good 4.4/5
(189 ratings)

This recipe sings of the fall and early winter harvest.



Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.8g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 82.1
Mini Sweet Potato Tarts
Very Good 4.3/5
(62 ratings)

Try these light and low-fat personal pies for dessert during the fall. They're a great substitute for pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 151
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (Chef Meg Makeover
(no ratings)

These pancakes are so hearty and filling--yet light--just what you'll crave in autumn. Try serving them with applesauce or honey butter instead of syrup.
If you're using homemade pureed pumpkin instead of canned, drain it in a cheesecloth and squeeze out the excess moisture, then combine the wet ingredients in a blender to break up any clumps or stringy bits.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 43.2g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 5.6g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 199
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