Delicious And Healthy Dishes For The Holiday

Mark Velov Author: Mark Velov Time for reading: ~4 minutes Last Updated: November 19, 2022
Delicious And Healthy Dishes For The Holiday

Festive dishes can be not only tasty, but also healthy. They will make the New Year's feast safe for your figure and well-being.

Festive dishes can be not only tasty, but also healthy. They will make the New Year's feast safe for your figure and well-being.

A feast with a large number of various delicious dishes is an indispensable attribute of the New Year's celebration in our country. Many traditional New Year's dishes are high-calorie and fatty. You have to taste them often and a lot - this is facilitated by family feasts, meetings with friends and work colleagues. In addition, gatherings at the festive table are rarely complete without a variety of alcoholic beverages.

Overeating is the most frequent "side" effect of a festive feast. At the same time, tasty, although not the healthiest dishes, threaten not only extra centimeters on your waist, but also the risk of aggravation of chronic diseases and poisoning. After all, on holidays, we don't notice how many salads, fried dishes and all kinds of sweets are eaten generously covered with mayonnaise.

Getting caught up in preparing traditional New Year's dishes, we often forget that there is a tasty and healthy alternative.

Healthy snacks, salads and dressings

To make festive snacks, salads and sandwiches useful, pay attention to recipes with olives and olive oil. They have a pleasant and spicy taste, and are very useful as they are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Regular use of olives and olive oil strengthens the immune system, improves the condition of the skin, hair and nails, helps reduce cholesterol in the blood and protects against atherosclerosis. The most useful of all oils is cold first-pressed oil.

Olive oil is used for salad dressing (garlic, mustard or vinegar can be added to it) and cooking. And olives can become a decoration, a full-fledged component of an original dish, an ingredient of canapés.

A salad made of squid meat will be a useful decoration of the festive table. Squids are rich in vitamins, proteins, microelements, and their composition includes polyunsaturated acids. Squid meat is useful for the health of blood vessels, improves the development of muscle tissue.

To prepare squid salad, you will need 0.5 kg of fresh squid, 200 g of onion, 200 g of celery root, and 4 eggs. Squid should be opened in salted water for 3 minutes, rinsed with cold water, cut into strips. Grind hard-boiled eggs on a coarse grater. Chop and saute onion and celery in olive oil. Mix everything. Refueling is not required.

Prepare fish dishes

Fish is not only very tasty, but also a very useful and unique product. It contains all types of amino acids necessary for humans; fish oil, which lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood, improves the condition of the heart and blood vessels. Fish protein is absorbed by the body twice as fast as, for example, beef protein.


To make a fish dish as healthy as possible, cook fish in the oven.

Fish baked in foil

Take small river fish. Wash it and wipe it with a paper towel, rub it with salt and spices to taste. Use black fragrant or sweet pepper, parsley, coriander, thyme. Put the fish on the foil, sprinkle with lemon juice, close and bake at a temperature of 200 degrees for 15-30 minutes (depending on the size of the fish).

Fish with potatoes and vegetables

Wash the fish fillets (salmon, salmon, cod, zander, halibut) and dry with a napkin. Marinate it for 30 minutes, rubbing it with sea salt and fragrant herbs. Prepare vegetables: cut potatoes into thin slices, onions and carrots into half rings, mushrooms into thin pieces, salt a little.

Pour olive oil and a little water on the bottom of the pan. Spread the fish and vegetables evenly. Put the baking sheet in a well-heated oven and cook for 30-45 minutes.

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Use vegetables

Vegetables are suitable not only for preparing salads, but also as a side dish and for preparing hot dishes. Vegetables provide the body with mineral elements, vitamins, organic acids, carbohydrates, and polysaccharides. Most vegetables improve the work of the digestive system.

We suggest you prepare salmon and spinach roll. For this you need two eggs, 250 g of spinach, 250 g of hard cheese, 250 g of soft cheese, dill, 200 g of smoked salmon or salmon. Spinach is washed, dried, mixed with eggs to a homogeneous mass. The resulting mass is evenly applied to parchment paper for baking. On top, you need to sprinkle grated cheese on a medium grater. Place in an oven heated to 200 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cool the cake.

Mix the cheese with a spoonful of sour cream, spread this mass on the prepared cake, level it with a spoon. Put the pieces of fish on the cheese, carefully roll the cake with the filling into a roll. The roll must be tightly wrapped in foil, put in the refrigerator and cooled for 8-10 hours. The finished roll is cut into pieces - "washers".

Healthy desserts

As a dessert for the festive table, you can prepare jelly from natural juices. This is a low-calorie dish based on healthy ingredients. Gelatin is useful for the cartilage system, bones, nails, hair; pectin helps remove heavy metal salts from the body, and juices are rich in vitamins.


Useful desserts include baked fruits, which can be stuffed with cheese, honey, nuts, as well as fruit-cheese or yogurt desserts.

Products for preparing festive dishes must be fresh. And you should not overeat, even if the food is prepared from the healthiest ingredients. And then your holiday will be not only tasty, but also healthy!


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