The season we’ve been waiting for is finally here! Are you ready for shades of yellow, orange, brown, and red to fall into your lawn? Time to start planning costumes, vacation plans, gift ideas, and decorations. As you are getting ready for these next few months full of celebration, we suggest you look through these Healthy Holiday Recipes that will be perfect for each occasion.

 

Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Image from Sara Chelena

This recipe is excellent to do with kids! Creative AND tasty.

 

Ingredients

4 orange bell peppers

Extra-virgin olive oil

Salt, Pepper

1 Onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp. chili powder

1 lb. ground beef (or meat alternative)

1 c. cooked white or brown rice

1 c. chicken stock, divided

1 (15 oz) can of fire-roasted tomatoes

1 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

 

You can even change up your stuffing ingredients. Try grilled zucchini or turkey for a healthy alternative. Get the full recipe here.

Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Stuffed With Wild Rice

If you're looking for a Thanksgiving dish packed with nutrients and comforting flavors for all to enjoy, this is the recipe for you. It is vegan & vegetarian friendly too! Collect the following ingredients to start cookin'...

Image from Food Network

Ingredients

2 medium butternut squash (2 to 2.25 lbs each)

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

4 tablespoons olive oil

Salt & pepper

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 cup wild rice

1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 tablespoons dried unsweetened cherries

1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Full recipe can be found on foodnetwork.com or click here.

 

Christmas or Hanukkah - Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket

 

You will want to make this every chilly winter night this season. Be sure to plan ahead with this recipe so that this delicious meal can be ready for you just in time for dinner! Your first bite of beef will melt in your mouth. Everyday Food suggests serving with boiled potatoes and chopped parsley and reviews say it is perfect if you want to try something new for Hanukkah! For a video on how to make this tender beef, click here.

 

Time: 4 hours 30 min

Prep: 35 min

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients

 

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 1/2 pounds beef brisket, cut into 3 inch pieces

Salt & ground pepper

8 shallots, halved

6 garlic cloves, smashed & peeled

3 cups dry wine

Enjoy!

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