Don’t be fooled into thinking bloggers posting pretty pictures of foods with healthy recipes can always dazzle their guests with effortlessness. Not that you didn’t already know, I can’t hold a candle to Martha Stewart. Here lies my confession, I often pull meals together on the fly (gasp). If you can relate, this ones for you. I asked some of my favorite food bloggers to help me come up with a round-up for last minute holiday dishes. These recipes use few ingredients and require minimal time. If your holiday spread is in need a side or salad, or you’re loooking for a fun, festive dessert to take, these links will help you get in done in the nick of time.
Start with a toast! Wine is great, but if you’re inclined to serve something mixed this beverage from Deanna Segrave Daly, RD at Teaspoon of Basil, has holiday written all over it. Her inspiration comes from Philadelphia restaurateur Mitch Prensky’s Honeyball.
Appetizers are a great way to serve up something healthy and McKenzie Hall, RDN, from NourishRD does it well with her Roasted Vegetables with Tahini Dip .
Jessica Levinson, MS, RD, CDN adds elegance to the table with this simple, healthy appetizer, Gluten Free Salmon Cucumber Bites.
And Anne Mauney, MPH,RD of fANNEtasticfood shares a creative stand-in for the everday hummus.
Sides and Salads are alway welcome. I don’t think you can go wrong with this beautiful side of Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds by Kara Lydon, RD, aka the foodie dietitian..
or this modern take on the well-established green bean casserole, Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms with Herbed Breadcrumbs via Rachael Hartely, RD from An Avocado A Day.
I am smitten with this Red and Green Holiday Salad with Honey Vinaigrette from teaspoon of spice.
Desserts are fun and even a bit whimsical like this one from Fannetasticfood.Don’t panic if you haven’t gotten around to baking cookies this season, or if Santa has already eaten more than his quota. Deanna from teaspoon of spice suggests baking these Whole Grain Pie Crust Cookies ( made out of refrigerated whole wheat pie crust). May your Days be Merry and Bright!