31 of the best healthy seasonal recipes to cook this December. You will find hearty soups and stews, nourishing dinners, easy-to-prepare healthy lunches, festive breakfasts, and yummy desserts filled with seasonal warming spices.
We are winding down from another long year full of twists and turns. Just when we are starting to feel back to some kind of “normal” I turn the news on and want to go hide in a cave. So the theme for this December is comfort food with a side of celebration and tradition. I have so much to be grateful for this year including the big one, a new house!
This is the month for lots of baking, I have my annual cookie baking marathon scheduled with my mom and sisters, and this year I am definitely going to sneak in one of my healthy holiday cookie recipes. Maybe this month you will try your hand at a new baked good, an iced cranberry muffin, or a dark chocolate truffle.
I've got your back with 31 of my all-time favorite recipes to make in the month of December featuring seasonal produce (seasonal to the Northeast of the USA), and traditionally popular spices and dishes for the holiday season.
WHAT'S IN SEASON IN DECEMBER?
My farmers market is still showing off all of the gorgeous winter squash varieties and the heartier winter greens and winter root varieties are dominating. Fill your market bags with these other seasonal goodies:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Hearty Greens like arugula, kale, and Collard Greens
- Citrus fruits are starting to show up but they are not local to my region.
You are going to LOVE these festive breakfast recipes and easy healthy meal prep recipes to get you through holiday week, nourishing dinners, and to-die-for holiday spiced snacks and desserts!
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SEASONAL FOCUSED NOURISHING MEALS FOR BUSY DAYS
Bring on all the seasonal produce and add it to quick and healthy meals that you can prep on the weekend and enjoy all week long. Busy December days have never felt so easy and nourishing!
FESTIVE DISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We celebrate BIG in my family and food is the main event. Try these festive holiday dishes!
HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS
Christmas cookies, warm mugs of hot cocoa, a twist on traditional egg nog, and my favorite holiday truffles, You can't go wrong with any of these healthy holiday treats!
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