We know that during the holidays it can be difficult to eat healthy. All those meals filled with gravy-covered carbs can be irresistible… and don’t forget the pies, cookies, and candy canes — oh my!
The healthy dishes on holiday tables are often afterthoughts, or ignored altogether. That’s why we’ve collaborated with a few of our amazing partners on appetizing and beautiful recipes that’ll be an awesome healthy addition to your dinner table this season.
Erin, blogger at The Almond Eater, used Taylor Farms pre-cut butternut squash to make a rich and creamy Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Mash.
“I certainly do NOT have the time—ok, the patience—to cut up butternut squash,” says Erin. “Pre-cut squash is where it’s at, and theirs is organic and cubed into smaller pieces, meaning it cooks even faster.”
Butternut squash mash is a slightly healthier take on mashed potatoes, and the caramelized onions add a delicious flavor to the squash.
Erin also served a simple (and dairy-free) Apple Pecan Salad — to please even those with dietary restrictions — using Taylor Farms 50/50 Salad Blend with baby spinach and baby spring lettuce, topped with apples, pecans, and pomegranate seeds!
“If you’re looking to add something else to this salad, I’d recommend some goat cheese!” notes Erin. “And the lettuce is organic and it’s stored in a plastic container rather than a plastic bag, which I’ve found keeps it fresh for longer.”
“Baby Kale is a great leafy green with tons of health benefits, but you don’t have to de-stem it like regular kale,” said Haley. “It’s health without the work.”
Haley topped the baby kale with roasted beets (“because they’re the healthy winter candy”), quinoa, roasted chickpeas, and roasted grapefruit (“yeah – it’s delicious.”)
Interested in another beautiful salad? Check out our blogger takeover post from Rainy Day Bites and her Pacific Northwest Pear, Hazelnut, and Blackberry Salad with Honey Pear Vinaigrette.
Everyone here are Team Taylor wishes you a happy and delicious holiday!
3 yellow onions
2 tbsp butter (use dairy free to keep these vegan)
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 packages (30 oz.) Taylor Farms Organic Butternut Squash
Salt and pepper to taste
2 apples, sliced
½ cup pecans
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds, or more to taste
1-2 tbsp olive oil, or more to taste
Optional: 2-4 tbsp goat cheese
2 red beets
2 golden beets
2 grapefruits, segmented
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup tri-color quinoa, rinsed
1 cup veggie broth or water
1/4 cup pepitas, roasted and salted