If you are looking for tasty, healthy meals to make this Christmas, you will enjoy this episode of Better Together! Cooking is Lisa Lewis’ jam and she has been a part of First Place for Health wellness weeks and events for many years. She’s not afraid to take whisks. 

Join host Barb Roose on this episode of Better Together Facebook Live, for a time of fun and Christmas cooking with guest, Lisa Lewis!

Lisa’s Tasty Recipes:

1. Christmas Tree Salad

What You’ll Need (this recipe is customizable depending on your preferences)

Swiss Chard (you can also use kale)




3/4 cup of red grapes (cut in half)

2 peeled and separated mandarin oranges

Optional: Pomegranate


1 tbsp of maple syrup

1 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tbsp of olive oil

1 pinch of cayenne pepper


Chop the swiss chard and put it in a bowl, making sure that it is dry.

Add your toppings (walnuts, cranberries, pecans, red grapes, mandarin oranges, etc.) and toss.

Mix your dressing in a separate bowl by combining all ingredients and whisking them together.

Pour dressing on top of salad and mix.

Pile your Christmas salad on top of a serving plate to look tall like a Christmas tree. If you’d like to add a star on top, cut one out of a slice of bread, toast it and place on top of your salad.


2. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Siracha Sauce

What You’ll Need 

1 pound of Brussel Sprouts

2 tbsp of olive oil

1 pinch of salt


1 tbsp of siracha

3 tbsp of honey


Cut the ends off your brussel sprouts. Cut your sprouts in half and peel off the leaves.

Place your brussel sprouts and the leaves in a bowl.

Add olive oil and salt into the bowl and mix until your brussel sprouts are covered.

Place your brussel sprouts a good distance apart on the baking pan with the cut side down and place in the oven. Do not use parchment paper!

Roast at 425 F for 15-20 minutes.

Once finished, place your sprouts in a bowl.

Whisk your siracha and honey in a separate bowl and pour on top of your roasted brussel sprouts.

Mix them together and place on your serving tray.


About Our Guest Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis works with First Place for Health, a Christ-centered whole person, wellness organization. This organization focuses on not just the physical, but the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a person. She is also the author of the Healthy Happy Cooking cookbook.

Links from today’s episode:

Lisa’s Website


Healthy Happy Cooking Cookbook

Grab your copy here.

Better Together host Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author with a passion to help women live beautifully strong and courageous in Jesus’ name. She’s the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.


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