Keep Vegetables and Whole Grains on the Holiday Dinner Table

Donna Quirk, MBA RD LD
LMC Clinical Nutrition Manager

Planning on ham, roast turkey, or a beef roast for your Holiday dinner? Then, help keep your meal lower in calories and higher on the “good for you” scale with vegetable and whole grain side dishes. Remember, the more colorful the plate is, the more antioxidants you are getting!

Try some of these recipes:
Barley Mushroom and Herb Risotto – this is fabulous with beef or pork loin

Broccoli Almondine

Broccoli Almandine

Roasted Root Vegetables – you could definitely experiment with adding celery root and red onions

Charred Green Beans

Wild Rice Stuffing – wild rice is a whole grain!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Zest

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Three Bean Salad

Tasty Cooked Greens

So, while you enjoy your holiday meal with your friends and family, try a new vegetable or whole grain side dish. They are good for you and tasty too!

Happy Holidays!

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