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31 Seasonal Recipes to Cook in December

31 delicious, seasonal recipes to cook in December! These are the best healthy winter recipes around. You’ll find breakfasts & brunches, cozy soups, filling salads to bring to work, healthy, nourishing dinners and incredible desserts. 

We’ve made it past Thanksgiving and I’m ready to keep on this delicious, festive recipe train. If you’re tired of stuffing & potatoes like I am — I’ve got you covered with seasonal salads, cozy soups, super nourishing dinners, and plenty of desserts to carry you through December.

What’s in season in December?

This month we’re cooking with tons of delicious, vitamin-packed winter squash, dark leafy greens, broccoli and of course, plenty of sweet potatoes. Citrus is also coming into season so be sure to stock up on juicy oranges and lemons for baking, dressings and more.

Many of these recipes are perfect for doubling and bringing to holiday parties or enjoying at big family brunches and dinners. You’ll find a healthy dose of gingerbread and sugar cookies because hello, baking season!

Scroll through, pick out your favs, and enjoy these seasonal recipes all December long.

collage of healthy recipes to cook in decemberBreakfast & Brunch

snowman pancakes on two plates

Grain Free Snowman Pancakes

Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Healthy Gingerbread Loaf

The Best Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Eat

Perfectly Crispy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Seasonal Lunches

pumpkin peanut butter chicken soup in a bowl

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Autumn Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

The Perfect Party Appetizers

slow cooker bbq cranberry turkey meatballs on a platter with toothpicks

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

St. Nick’s Drop It Like It’s Hot Party Nuts

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!)

Delicious Healthy Dinners

broccoli cheddar chicken couscous in a serving bowl next to a spoon

Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry

One Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato & Couscous

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili

Stovetop Southwest Tuna Mac and Cheese

Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

Go Crazy for the BEST Desserts

soft cut out sugar cookies made with almond flour on a baking sheet

Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies (gluten free, grain free, paleo friendly)

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Italian Chocolate Orange Cookies with Orange Icing

Healthy Homemade Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies

Incredible Gingerbread Oatmeal Cream Pies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies

Remember to use the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen when you share your photos to Instagram, and upload your photos to our Facebook group here. I love seeing what you’re making!

snowman pancakes on two plates

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