I can’t believe it’s Christmas this week! We’re planning to spend lots of evenings driving around looking at Christmas lights or watching holiday movies and enjoying holiday goodies.
To still feel our best while eating treats and drinking cocoa and homemade baileys, I like to make sure our dinners are packed with veggies and real ingredients. I definitely believe it’s all about balance. 🙂
If you’re also looking for some healthy mostly-plant-based Christmas-week dinner ideas, here’s what we’re having for dinner:
Monday: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries. So so so good, we love these. You can easily tweak the recipe depending on your favorite toppings. We love including black beans, corn, tomatoes, black olives and topped with plain yogurt, guac and chipotle Bitchin sauce. Such a good meatless Monday options.
Tuesday: Peanut Noodles with Roasted Broccoli from How Sweet Eats. I love a good peanut sauce, plus it’s full of broccoli (which my kids love). All good things. 🙂
Wednesday: Maple BBQ Salmon with Brown Butter Couscous from How Sweet Eats & Roasted Cauliflower. This is a new recipe I’m looking forward to testing out. I was sold the minute I read brown butter 🙂 I’m also going to roast cauliflower for some added veggies.
Christmas Eve: Dinner with friends.
Christmas: Smoked Chicken with Butternut Squash Risotto from Flourishing Foodie & Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler from Fresh Off The Grid. Alex is in charge of the chicken and dessert, so I’m making the risotto (topped with sautéed mushrooms and parmesan cheese. yum), and a salad.
We do a celebration for Christmas morning with a homemade sour cream coffee cake my mom used to make all the time, plus a veggie quiche and mimosas.
Sunday: A big salad! Lots of leftover veggies and a homemade dressing to get back to less sugary meals post-Christmas.
What are you planning for dinner?
Every week I share what we’re having for dinner, and you can see them HERE. They’re full of delicious healthy, easy and quick dinners to give you some #dinnerinspo 🙂