Easy, Healthy Holiday Recipes
Cooking good food and sharing it with those we love is a stellar recipe for joy. Especially when we cut out the kitchen frenzy. In other words, don’t let the cooking harsh your mellow.
One key to keeping it calm is to include a few excellent prepared foods that don’t compromise on flavor or shortchange our health or values. We like to use organic, responsibly sourced ingredients that make us proud to put dinner on the table.
Here’s where Provisions come in handy. We’ve developed tasty, wholesome organic foods that get us to mealtime with our peace of mind intact. They’re especially useful for fixing healthy holiday appetizers, easy holiday side dishes and feeding houseguests between feasts. Here are some of our favorite holiday recipes.
Healthy Holiday Appetizers
Hungry guests walking in the door right now? Open a pack of our Chile Mango and shake it out next to a chunk of cheese and some Breadfruit Crackers (we have three flavors to choose from). If your people are especially ravenous, add a pack of smoked wild salmon—it’s good with the crackers too.
If you have a little time to cook, though, check out these healthy holiday recipe ideas.
A good cheese board packs in the salty, the sweet, the standbys and the surprises. This beauty does it all, with two foods your holiday party guests probably haven’t tasted: our Breadfruit Crackers and our brand-new Lightly Smoked Venison Links. Check out the stories behind both—they’re conversation starters for sure.
Easy Holiday Side Dishes
Your family probably has its fixed holiday main course – the turkey, the prime rib or the brisket. But there’s wiggle room when it comes to the sides. Here are a few easy, crowdpleasing ways to liven up the table.
2 servings (easy to double or triple)
We stir our fluffy, flavorful Organic Mushroom Savory Grains into a sizzling panful of fresh mushrooms, thyme and onion. It’s hearty and energizing, like a fall hike in the woods.
A showstopper side that combines crunchy fennel and radishes, creamy chickpeas and plump, meaty Provisions Smoked Mussels. A dill vinaigrette brings it all together.
What to Feed Holiday Houseguests
Face it, the last thing you want to do after pulling together a holiday feast is…more cooking. We can help with easy-to-prepare breakfasts, lunches and dinners that won’t suck you back into the kitchen for hours. Or persuade a guest to cook by promising them some Provisions to take home. Worth a try!
Here’s a change from the usual white flour carbo bomb: Hearty pancakes made with organic whole grains. Our Breakfast Grains--a mix of buckwheat, barley and oats–gives these pancakes a toasty nuttiness that’s even better with a drizzle of real maple syrup or organic honey.
20 mins + 30 mins to bake
Bake these delicious, nutritious muffins ahead (even freeze them) and heat them up when the houseguests materialize in the morning. Because they’re made with whole-grain Organic Breakfast Grains, they’ll deliver steady energy for whatever fun you’ve got planned.
Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this deluxe omelet is jammed with seasonal vegetables and flakes of wild sockeye salmon, with melted cheese oozing out the sides. The recipe makes one giant omelet, so you can feed a few people at once. Get two pans going for a crowd.