10 Healthy Christmas Side Dishes Ideas

During Christmas holidays you will probably eat as much food as you can, and you’re most likely not even going to try to stop yourself! Well, it’s okay, because you can make some healthier side dishes so that you don’t feel too horrible about it! So here are 10 healthy side dishes that you can make for Christmas:

roasted brussels sproutsPhoto by Stacy Spensley

1. Roasted brussels sprouts with squash and cranberries

This easy Christmas side dish is not only delicious and bursting with winter flavors (maple syrup and cinnamon), but it is also vegetarian, healthy, gluten-free and rich in fiber. Even if you don’t like Brussels sprouts, you will definitely love them here.


– 3 1/2 cups Brussels sprouts, yellow leaves removed, ends trimmed
– 3 tbsp olive oil
– Salt, to taste
– 1 ½ pound butternut squash, seeded, peeled, and cubed
– 2 cups pecan halves
– 1 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 380 F. Use 1 tbsp of olive oil and lightly grease the foil-lined baking sheet. In a medium bowl, combine sprouts, squash, olive oil, salt to taste and toss gently to combine. Place onto a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-30 minutes. When finished, add pecans, and cranberries, and mix to combine. Enjoy.

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