The holidays are here and our dietitians have each contributed one of their favorite seasonal recipes to share with you! Click the links for full recipes that you can recreate at home, and share with your family and friends. Be sure to tell us if you enjoyed them, and what some of your favorite recipes are. Here’s our seasonal recipe roundup:
“I love soup. It is the perfect cold weather one-dish meal. Plus, it travels well (hello, lunch!) and is fantastic for those of us who like to make things ahead of time to avoid mid-week meal prep. Of all the recipes I have developed, this is probably my favorite and could eat it every day, much to the fussing of my family!” -Diana
“One of my holiday favorites! Throw in the slow cooker and you are set.” -Abby P.
“This recipe works for me in so many ways. It’s wonderfully simple and is the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. This full-of-fiber and lower-sugar pumpkin muffin is quite filling. I love making it with dried cranberries (for my toddler) or mini-chocolate chips (for me). If you are hosting friends and family this is the perfect do-it-yourself breakfast to put out for the early risers who may want breakfast first thing in the morning. Throw a couple in your carry-on to keep hunger at bay when traveling to and fro this holiday season!” -Jodi
“Some of my favorite recipes are from way back in the day and I still use them regularly. This stuffing recipe is a yummy twist on normal stuffing, and my family puts me in charge of making it every year.” -Rebecca
“This recipe will change your holiday game. My stepdad calls it Christmas crack because it’s so addicting. Don’t ask questions, just make it!” -Amanda
“‘Tis the season for squash! Whether made into a soup or roasted with other vegetables as a side it is a hardy dish that will keep you full and satisfied.” -Abigail B.
“I love this recipe to incorporate parsnips, which most of my family members are (or were) not familiar with! Parsnips are high in fiber, a great source of vitamin C, K and folate, and rich in antioxidants. They taste similar to carrots in my opinion, but with an earthier, nuttier flavor. This recipe is filling and full of textures and flavors perfect to prepare as a side dish to serve at your thanksgiving table.” -Samantha
Butternut Squash Soup
“This is one I’ve collected over the years. I substitute half and half for heavy cream.” -Laura
“Colder temperatures bring out my desire for hearty comfort foods. This chili is my go to as it’s easy and filling and hits the mark for comfort food for me and my family. It also leaves a good amount of leftovers to enjoy for lunches throughout the week.” -Tia
“I look forward to eating pumpkin pie every year around the holidays, ever since I was a kid. This recipe steps it up a level and adds maple brown butter – so good! All of the fall flavors like cinnamon, maple and nutmeg make it one of my favorite cold-weather comfort foods, and your house will smell amazing all day.” -Melanie