There is something about Christmas time that makes cooking at home taste and feel so much better! I love turning Christmas music and my fireplace on, pouring a glass of wine and cooking my family favorites. Family recipes are so important to me and although they are not always the lightest of meals, I try to put my #NediApproved twist on each. I hope everyone has an incredible holiday season with loved ones and full bellies! xx Nedi
|Banitsa: Phyllo Dough With Feta
One of my family’s most special holiday recipes! I look forward to making this every year with my Mom and Grandma. It is so comforting and yummy. A true family tradition that I love to share.
Lasagna is one of my favorite meals and it is always a crowd-pleaser at my holiday parties. This is a classic lasagna that uses palmini sheets instead of pasta. Palmini is made from hearts of palm, which contains fewer carbs and calories than pasta!
Meatloaf is the perfect, hearty meal for a snowy day. Instead of serving this meatloaf with a fattening side like mashed potatoes, this recipe is paired with broccoli mash. You and your family will love this dish.
|French Chicken In White Wine Sauce
This decadent dish is easy to prepare and will impress any dinner guest. The chicken is juicy and flavorful and pairs perfectly with white wine sauce. The shiitake mushrooms used are great for boosting the immune system to help prevent colds and flu!
|Green Beans and Pork Stew
This stew is the ideal dish to serve during the holiday season. You can make this dish with meat or without meat for a less filling side. I love the way that the meat becomes tender and falls apart, it is delicious.
|Roasted Peppers with Garlic
These roasted red peppers are so good and they contain more than 200 percent of your daily vitamin C intake! This dish makes a flavorful salad that will brighten up your dinner table.
|Lauryn Evarts’s Brussels
This recipe is easy to make and it is full of nutrients that detoxify the body and fight inflammation. I love this recipe for the holidays because it happens to be Christmas colors with green Brussels and red pomegranate seeds.
|Cozy Hot Chocolate
The best and yummiest hot chocolate. Say goodbye to the fake processed packet that you buy at the store and make your own here. The best, festive, mindful indulgence.
Chocolate mousse is a great dessert to serve during the Christmas dinner party. It is elegant, light, and everyone gets their own serving. This mousse is dairy-free and tastes so decadent without any unnecessary ingredients. Everyone will love it!
|Chocolate Lava Cake
You can’t throw a holiday party without dessert, and this chocolate lava cake will be a crowd-pleaser. This recipe uses Sukrin Fiber Syrup which is lower in calories and carbs than other sweeteners, plus it contains fiber! Serve this cake with my vegan banana ice cream for the perfect dessert.