Loaded with heart-healthy antioxidants and bursting with tangy juice, pomegranates make a healthy addition to any recipe, but they are especially great in holiday meals
Turkey-Stuffed Apples with Pomegranate Sauce
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These turkey-stuffed apples bring your favorite seasonal flavors into a one-pot dish. Want to skip the stained hands and kitchen—an unfortunate side-effect of digging for the seeds out yourself? This recipe cuts back on the mess while boosting nutrition by using convenient ready-to-eat POM POMS Fresh Pomegranate Arils. Half a cup provides 4 grams of fiber and adds a satisfying pop of sweetness. (If you wanna be brave and DIY it, here's the no-fail way to cut and eat a pomegranate.)
Get the recipe: Turkey-Stuffed Apples
Photo: Abbey's Kitchen
Pomegranate Molasses Upside Down Cake
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Sweetened entirely by pomegranate molasses (pomegranate juice reduction) and apples, this is a chocolate cake that you can feel good about eating. Garnish it with a few handfuls of ruby red pomegranate arils and a savory sweet tahini glaze, and you have a dessert almost too good to eat (key word: "almost").
Get the recipe: Pomegranate Cake
Photo: Spice and Sprout
Pomegranate Chia Pudding
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Chia pudding is always a great make-ahead snack or breakfast that can be made totally vegan, dairy-free, and nutrient dense. Adding the sprinkle of pomegranate arils boosts its allure and gives it a serious heart-healthy edge. (Next up: 17 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes That Taste Better Than Dessert)
Get the recipe: Pomegranate Chia Pudding
Photo: Elephantastic Vegan
Pomegranate and Blueberry Bruschetta
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Need a quick holiday appetizer idea? This elegant (and nutrient-packed!) bruschetta starts with a mixture of goat cheese lightened up with Greek yogurt, plus a mountain of sweet and tangy pomegranate arils and blueberries.
Get the recipe: Pomegranate and Blueberry Bruschetta
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Slow Cooker Pomegranate Poached Pears
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Looking for an entertaining-worthy dessert that isn't drowning in sugar and calories? This easy slow cooker poached pear recipe is sweetened naturally with POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice so you can expect all of the natural antioxidants without any artificial ingredients. Served with coconut yogurt, it's an easy vegan and gluten-free dessert that everyone can enjoy.
Get the recipe: Poached Pomegranate Pears
Photo: Abbey's Kitchen
Fall Plant Power Bowl
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This power bowl is bursting with flavor thanks to bright and nutritious ingredients like pomegranate, hemp hearts, butternut squash, and more. Not only do those pomegranate seeds look absolutely gorgeous, but they also provide fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. (Love a good superfood bowl meal? Then try these brilliantly healthy buddha bowl recipes.)
Get the recipe: Fall Plant Power Bowl
Photo: KISS in the Kitchen
Warm Kale Salad with Delicata Squash and Pomegranate
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When you're looking for a switch from the fall favorite butternut squash, try a new variety such as delicata squash. This kale salad is a perfect recipe to get yourself acquainted with this amazing fall staple. Plus with a splash of pomegranate juice in the dressing and stunning pomegranate arils on top, this salad will quickly become a family favorite.
Get the recipe: Kale and Delicata Squash Salad
Photo: RDelicious Kitchen
Lemon Hummus Pomegranate Boats
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Endive spears are stuffed with fiber and protein-packed hummus before getting crowned with antioxidant-rich pomegranate arils. These make the perfect finger food for any party or afternoon snack.
Get the recipe: Lemon Hummus Pomegranate Boats
Spiced Pomegranate Lemon Lassi
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Antioxidant-rich pomegranate arils pair together deliciously with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and anti-inflammatory spices in this refreshing lassi. Lightly sweetened with honey and topped with pine nuts, it's the perfect smoothie to get you back on track after overindulging a little during the holidays.
Get the recipe: Spiced Pomegranate Lemon Lassi
Photo: The Spicy RD
Charred Green Beans with Pomegranate
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This easy side dish is a delicious way to sneak some green into your diet. With the sweetness of balsamic vinegar and a tangy pop of flavor from the pomegranate arils, these smoky charred green beans are an instant hit at the dinner table.
Get the recipe: Charred Green Beans
Photo: The Healthy Maven