Overwhelmed by thoughts of the upcoming holidays treat onslaught? Check out our month of recipe inspiration to stay healthy and still eat deliciously rich holiday meals. From appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts, we’ve got everything you need.
- Butternut-Sage Crostini with Ricotta and Hazelnuts
This appetizer packs a surprisingly healthy punch of vitamin A and protein.
- Spicy Hoisin-Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Sweet meatballs on skewers are a common celebration treat, switch out read meat for turkey.
- Buffalo White Bean Hummus with Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Chips
A perfect sweet & salty & spicy combination.
- Mini Brie and Apple Quiches
Take the cheese platter mobile with these one bite quiches. Only half a wheel of Brie goes towards 30 servings.
- Asian Dumplings with Pickled Ginger Drizzle
These turkey-stuffed dumplings are an easy was to bring Asian fusion to your holiday festivities.
- Black Bean Dip
A simple favorite, that’s full of fiber and protein.
- Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
Upgrade precooked shrimp by marinating in garlic and lemon.
- Marinated Feta Skewers
Easy to prepare and easy to eat, makes these skewers a winner. Try multi-colored tomatoes for a striking presentation.
- Herb-stuffed Turkey Breast
Take the hassle, and calories out of cooking the big bird.
- Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
For the meat-lovers, nix the turkey for this upscale main dish.
- Roasted Pork with Apples
Easy and low calorie, this simply delicious recipe has only 8 ingredients.
- Burgundy Beef Stew
37 grams of protein per serving from this heart stew.
- Moroccan-Spiced Turkey with Aromatic Orange Pan Jus
A fragrant spice-rub flavors this turkey.
- Sage and Garlic-Rubbed Cornish Hens
For a unique main dish, try Cornish hens, cooked in less than an hour.
- Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard and White Beans
Go vegetarian with this hearty main dish. An acorn squash is easy to stuff due to its shape and has a sweet, nutty flavor.
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Lots of veggies and flavored from coffee, vinegar, and spices make this easy set-it-and-forget-it dish a no-brainer.
- Sweet Potato Casserole
This lightened-up classic gets citrus flavor from orange zest and juice. Less butter and sugar make this a naturally-sweet super food side.
- Brown Butter Brussel Sprouts
Only five ingredients in this veggie side dish, browning the small amount of butter used enhances the flavor of this dish.
- Lemon-Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan
Roasting brings out the best of vegetables, including asparagus! A small sprinkle of parmesan cheese at the end adds a nutty flavor.
- Green Bean Casserole
You didn’t think we’d forget this staple, did you? Use low-sodium cream of mushroom soup and crisp your onions for a healthier topping.
- Cauliflower Mash
Get sneaky and switch out your mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower, we bet the kids won’t catch on!
- Oven-roasted Squash with Garlic and Parsley
Interesting squash aren’t just for decoration, use your favorites in this simple side with Italian flair.
- Basil Cranberry Sauce
Fresh or frozen superfood cranberries are sweetened only with apple juice.
- Roasted Root Vegetable and Wilted Romaine Salad
Bring greens to the table with the addition of colorful fall vegetables.
- Apple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding
A warm and hearty traditional recipe get a low-fat, low-calorie makeover.
- Peppermint Parfaits
Low fat ice cream with chocolate drizzle will be a hit with kids and adults!
- Crock-Pot Hot Cocoa
An easy recipe that only looks rich in calories, score! Traditional ingredients are swapped out for low-fat and low-calorie versions.
- Blueberry-Lemon Cake
This cake is gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free so you can satisfy even the pickiest guests. The surprise? It gets baked in the Crock-Pot, freeing up your oven!
- Riesling Baked Pears
Poached pears make a stunning display, their sweet flavor enhanced with a fruity wine and cinnamon.
- Cranberry-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Each cookie is only 75 calories, packed with whole wheat, fiber-rich oats, and omega-rich walnuts.
- Pear-Almond Tart
An almond crust and beautifully arranged pear slices will add elegance to your holiday feast without weighing down your guests.
Looking for additional healthy tips for the holiday season? See our article about staying healthy for fall with more recipes.