25 Festive Blue Zones-Inspired Holiday Recipes

The holidays are here: Tis’ the season to bask in so many of the lessons culled from the blue zones regions including spending time with family and friends, downshifting (unwinding), cultivating joy, and gathering around the table for good conversation and delicious foods that celebrate tradition and the season’s finest blue zones-inspired ingredients.

That said, the stress of traditional holiday food prep and the hustle and bustle of the season can stir up all kinds of emotions. That’s why we curated this recipe collection from the Blue Zones Meal Planner of editor’s choice recipes that we’ll be turning to all season long.

So whether you are opting for a plant-slant feast this year, on the lookout for a wow-worthy centerpiece dish, deciding on just the right choice to bring to a potluck, or searching for family-friendly recipes that will please any palate, we’ve got you covered. These 25 festive Blue Zones-inspired holiday recipes check off all the boxes: easy-to-prepare, delicious, nutritious, crowd-pleasing, and almost too pretty to eat. Happy holidays! 

QUINOA & CRANBERRY STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

THANKSGIVING LENTIL LOAF

CHARRED SPROUT ORANGE AND PECAN SALAD

EGGNOG LATTE

PUMPKIN SPICE MUFFINS

ZESTY CRANBERRY SAUCE

CREAM CAULIFLOWER SOUP

FESTIVE PECAN PIE

CRANBERRY ROSEMARY POMEGRANATE SPARKLER

LASAGNA ROLL-UPS WITH MASSAGED KALE SALAD

POLENTA WITH TEMPEH, KALE & SAGE

THANKSGIVING MASHED POTATOES

PEANUT BUTTER & JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES

CRISPY MAPLE BALSAMIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS

 

SPINACH AND RICOTTA CONCHIGLIONI

FESTIVE HOLIDAY “CHARCUTERIE” BOARD

AVOCADO, ORANGE & KALE SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS

PORTOBELLO STEAKS WITH MASHED CAULIFLOWER

SHEPHERD’S PIE

IKARIAN LEMON AND HERB-ROASTED POTATOES

GINGERBREAD LOAF

GARLIC & HERB SMASHED POTATOES

TEMPEH & ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES

HOLIDAY EGGNOG 

SIMPLE CREMINI GRAVY

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