Festive Dinners That Won't Pack on Pounds

Roast a lean turkey breast with rosemary, thyme, and sage to perfection. Serve with cranberry sauce for a festive, low-fat entrée.

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Halve acorn squash and fill with quinoa, cranberries, pecans, and cinnamon. This food looks good and is nutritious.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Grill sea bass and serve with a citrus vinaigrette-dressed salad of mixed greens, orange slices, and fennel. Light, refreshing, and festive.

Grilled Sea Bass with Citrus Salad

Roast carrots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, and beets with olive oil and spices. The side dish is colorful, healthful, and soothing.

Winter Vegetable Platter

Roast a pork tenderloin and serve it with a side of apple compote made from fresh apples, cinnamon, and honey. The low-fat and calorie mix is excellent.

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Compote

Serve chilled shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce. This classic appetizer is low in calories and fat but high in protein, making it a terrific holiday starter.

Shrimp Cocktail

Lean beef slices, olive oil, lemon, capers, and Parmesan shavings make beef carpaccio with arugula salad. Serve with a spicy arugula salad for a light, delicious meal.

Beef Carpaccio with Arugula Salad

The French stew Ratatouille is made of zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes cooked in olive oil and spices. This low-calorie, tasty dish is excellent for a festive vegetarian meal.


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