The best part of the holiday season is the food, hands down. It’s memorable, delicious, and seasonal food that we’ve likely loved and eaten for as long as we can remember. However, the holidays don;t always make it easy on those of us who are watching what we eat. Healthy choices can be in this season, though! These remastered takes on our favorite traditional holiday dishes were all created to be as healthy as possible while capturing the essence of what makes these meals so memorable and delicious. Here is SkinnyMs.’s Traditional Holiday Dinner Menu. Enjoy!
Traditional Holiday Dinner Menu
This turkey is rubbed and roasted in all of the major herbs – parsley, sage, basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. With every bite packed full of spice, even the fruits and vegetables stuffed into the turkey for the roasting will be flavorful and delicious should you choose to eat them.
Almonds and oranges are the stars of this light salad, both of them being seasonal and nutritious foods. The dressing has orange juice added to it too bring the light, citrus of the oranges onto every part of the salad.
Start a new tradition by combining two fall favorites: apples and stuffing. You can sub in gluten-free bread so that those with gluten restrictions may still enjoy this comforting, tasty dish.
Many people love to take potshots at green bean casserole and how nobody likes it, but just as many people adore the dish and eat it up. The favorite cream of mushroom soup is substituted with actual mushrooms and Greek yogurt, taking out a lot of unhealthy sodium from the dish.
These mashed potatoes draw their creaminess from Greek yogurt and skim milk if necessary. The garlic adds a nice, strong flavor to the potatoes that emphasizes their natural taste and texture. The herb gravy is nice and simple, making it a clean and healthy choice to dump all over these garlic potatoes.
For a Southern twist on these holiday favorites, see our Southern Holiday Dinner Menu.
What’s your favorite holiday food? Do you have your own healthy take on it? Tell us about it in the comments below.