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Delicious Christmas Day Dishes

Easy recipes for breakfast, brunch, dinner and dessert

Menu #2

Breakfast

Cinnamon Pancakes With Apricots by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Beloved by both kids and adults, pancakes are hard to beat for a sweet kickoff to Christmas morning.

Per Serving: 107 calories, 3g saturated fat, 14g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 1g fiber

Brunch

Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Both the eggplant and the goat cheese bring a little heft to the salad, which you can serve with fresh bread.

Per Serving: 154 calories, 2g saturated fat, 14g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 7g fiber

Dinner

Marinated Pork Loin by Penelope Casas

The pork requires just a handful of herbs and spices (and a bit of olive oil and white wine), and marinates for 24 hours before cooking.

Per Serving: 256 calories, 4g saturated fat, 1g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 1g fiber

Dessert

Apple Pie by Tina Davis

Finish off your feast with an all-American classic, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Per Serving: 137 calories, 3g saturated fat, 23g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber

Menu #3

Breakfast

Fresh Fruit Parfait by Lauren Groveman

Since there's nothing to cook, a light parfait can be a quick fix in the morning or can be made the night before.

Per Serving: 170 calories, 1g saturated fat, 36g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 4g fiber

Brunch

Leek and Bacon Gratiné by Michele Urvater

Gratiné is a crustless quiche you can serve for breakfast, brunch or dinner. You can throw in extra veggies for more crunch and color.

Per Serving: 252 calories, 11g saturated fat, 14g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 2g fiber

Dinner

Chicken With Thyme and Lemon by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Lemon and thyme add flavor, while the wine, olive oil and butter keep the chicken perfectly moist.

Per Serving: 681 calories, 14g saturated fat, 4g carbohydrates, 52g protein, 1g fiber

Dessert

Pecan and Maple Tart by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

A tart is a delicious change from the usual holiday pies. To save time, use a prebaked tart shell.

Per Serving: 519 calories, 8g saturated fat, 56g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 3g fiber

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