The holidays are packed with food at every turn. It’s important to make sure you’re still eating enriching meals to support your immune system. Here are three nutritious and delicious recipes for side dishes you can serve with your holiday dinner that might just steal the show.

Thyme-Roasted Vegetables

Spice up your side dish with this veggie-packed recipe. A healthy diet, rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Not only does it taste great, but it will leave your home smelling great too. 


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cubed 
  • 3 cups sliced sweet onions
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine vegetables. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to a baking pan. Roast 45-50 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Eggs are already a superfood and contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. Adding avocado provides healthy fats and omega-3s.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sour cream 
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro (plus a several leaves for garnish)
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced (include the seeds for more heat, leave them out for less)
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped


  1. Hard boil the eggs. Once they’ve cooled, carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Place them on a serving platter. Scoop out the cooked yolks and set aside.
  2. Cut avocados in half. Remove the pit. Scoop out the avocado and place in a bowl.
  3. Roughly mash with a fork. Use your fingers to break up 2-4 of he cooked egg yolk halves over the mashed avocado. Sprinkle with lime juice and salt and stir in the sour cream. Stir in the chopped cilantro, jalapeño, and green onions.
  4. Scoop a generous spoonful of the avocado mixture into each well of the hard-boiled egg whites. Top with a small sprig of fresh cilantro or some green onions.

Winter Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is easy to toss together right before dinner – plus it’s a delicious way to get your daily serving of fruit, which are all a great source of fiber and vitamins.


  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate 
  • 1 red apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 green apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 pears, cored and chopped
  • 3 clementines, peeled and sliced
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Add fruit to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice and honey. Stir.
  3. Drizzle dressing over fruit and gently toss until well coated. Serve chilled.

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