From Christmas shopping, traveling, to a steady stream of in-laws, the holidays can be a hectic time. (just watch the classic Griswold Family Christmas movie to see how many ways Christmas can go wrong!)
Don’t let cooking be another item on your never ending holiday to-do list -- instead celebrate the season and let SmartyPans do the work!
Enjoy these healthy, easy recipes that will brighten up any holiday spread.
Sauteed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh, colorful, and full of flavor, these Sauteed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes are quick, easy -- and DELICIOUS! It's a great healthy side dish in the midst of the holidays carb-athon!
If you want to make it a bit more decadent, sprinkle parmesan crisps or crispy fried onions.
1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
10 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Roasted Radish and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Compliment any holiday dish with festive red and green roasted radish and brussel sprouts. This nutritious, yummy, veggie side dish is sure to brighten up any holiday table!
1 lb brussel sprouts (trimmed and halved) (or quartered if they are large)
1 lb radishes (trimmed and halved)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp pepper (or to taste)
Red & Green Pepper Frittata
The chaotic days leading up to Christmas have finally passed and it’s Christmas morning! We finally get to relax, wear cozy pajamas all day, open gifts and enjoy time spent together.
And what better way to do so then to enjoy a delicious Christmas morning breakfast of red and green bell pepper frittata.
The easy prep time, it’s best to mix it up the night before, makes this frittata the perfect meal to enjoy while opening presents.
1 (32-ounce) bag of frozen tater tots
1 pound diced ham
1/2 cup bacon bits
1 1/2 cups, plus 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 (10.5-ounce) can of cream of mushroom condensed soup
1 cup of milk
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon season salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 red bell pepper (diced)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
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