It can be difficult to find healthy holiday recipes that taste great, but it’s certainly not impossible! The recipes below are some of our most popular posts on the site. They not only taste amazing, but they’re also made with whole ingredients that are actually good for you!
It’s time to let the holidays stop getting in the way of your progress! Just remember that portion control is the key to staying on the path to weight-loss success! Focus on protein and veggies first and put breads and desserts second. That way, you can enjoy these holiday dishes without setting yourself back!
Healthy Holiday Recipes that Taste Great
Turkey is an essential protein on any holiday table. This juicy and flavorful recipe will be an absolute hit! The slow cooker makes it stress-free, too, giving you time to prepare some yummy side dishes.
Our Orange Glazed Turkey Breast recipe puts a sweet and tangy spin on traditional poultry. Fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme pair perfectly with the zesty orange flavors. When you put this turkey in the oven, the aromas will have your mouth watering!
Do you like chicken more than turkey? This Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken creates a deliciously moist, flavor-packed protein. It makes a great holiday meal substitute, but it’s also a tasty dinner any time of the year!
Is it even a holiday dinner without sweet potato casserole? I think not! This recipe combines two superfoods–sweet potatoes and oats–with several other tasty, all-natural ingredients! As long as you mind your portions, you can enjoy this side without blowing your diet!
This clean-eating green bean casserole has half the fat and calories of other classic recipes. Don’t worry; it still tastes just as good! We replaced the canned cream soup with Greek yogurt and the fried onion strings with baked red onion. One serving of this scrumptious holiday side dish is only 161 calories!
Cornbread is another holiday favorite! We recommend making this oven-baked cornbread in a skillet. That allows it to cook all the way through while still remaining moist and delicious in the center!
Cauliflower can truly do it all! This 100 percent plant-based holiday stuffing recipe offers incredible flavor at a fraction of the carbs of traditional recipes. Shave some calories off of your day by trying this low-carb cauliflower stuffing!
Is it just me, or do the sweet-treat cravings increase when the holidays come around? Perhaps it’s just that they are more available this time of year! Either way, make this Peppermint Fudge recipe as a lower-calorie option. It’s so chocolaty and rich that all you need is a little morsel to satisfy your sweet tooth! At 143 calories per serving, you can indulge while maintaining your healthy figure!
I think it’s safe to assume that apple pie is the most infamous dessert ever! We put a healthy spin on this classic treat by using all clean ingredients. I can smell the cinnamon, apples, and nutmeg just thinking about it!
Pumpkin can pretty much enhance any dessert. Combining pumpkin with cheesecake produces one amazing outcome! 344 calories for a dessert this good is too good to pass up!
The holidays are here, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw away your weight-loss goals! These healthy holiday recipes that taste great can keep you on track. You can remain healthy while still getting to enjoy the flavors and foods you love. Practice portion control and remember that moderation is key. When it comes down to it, you can have your cake (or pie) and eat it too!
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