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5 Easy And Delicious Low-Cal Dishes For Your Holiday Dinner

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It’s time to bring in the new year, and if you’re planning on making a resolution about your health, you can get an early start with a healthy dinner for the holidays.

Here are some delicious menu ideas to save you the hassle:

1. Thai Basil Chicken

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Thai Basil Chicken is an easy-to-make Thai dish called Pad Grapow, it’s light with a lot of flavor that does not take very long to make. This is a modified lighter version of the dish that can be found in Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings.  

Full recipe available at Skinny Date.

2. Roasted Carrots

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This delicious recipe can be found onThe Barefoot Contessa Cookbookand is super easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss sliced carrots into a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then transfer to a sheet pan and roast for just 20 minutes.

Full recipe available at Food Network.

3. Sweet Potato Spicy Chicken

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Sweet Potato Spicy Chicken is sure to impress your guests on this holiday season, packing a punch flavor wise. The dish is also gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. The combination of chicken, bacon, sweet potatoes and spices is a very tasty way to bring in the new year. For a low-cal option, make sure you use chicken thighs and breasts.

Full recipe available at A Healthy Life For Me.

4. Red Wine Poached Pear Gorgonzola Salad

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This dish is an amazing green salad with sweet pears poached in red wine with gorgonzola cheese and chopped walnuts. Poaching pears may sound complex, but they only have to be poached in wine for about 25 minutes. The combination of the pears with salty gorgonzola cheese and walnuts makes for a very complete and delicious salad. The dish looks as impressive as it is easy to create.

Full recipe available at Full Mosaic.

5. Oven-Roasted Garlic Herb Parmesan Potatoes

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Just the name sounds delicious! These roasted potatoes are deliciously coated with olive oil, garlic, herbs, and parmesan cheese. Since they are roasted, the potatoes have an earthy flavor that are a little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  

Full recipe available at Flavor Mosaic.

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