Healthy Holiday Recipes For A Complete Meal
Tis the season for some holiday cheer and tasty food! You can enjoy the holidays and provide your body with quality high frequency foods by using these healthy holiday recipes. Indulging doesn’t have to leave us feeling stuffed and tired. So, how do we enjoy our favorite treats and holiday foods in a healthier way?
We do this by being mindful of the art of preparing food with love. By being present in every moment of preparation and enjoying each step, not just the part where we eat! We use a smaller salad plate for our main dishes so our brain feels like it ate an entire plate of food, and yet, our belly gets exactly what it needs and nothing more.
These healthy recipes are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free!
Healthy holiday recipes for appetizers
Why not start off with this Vegan Seven Layer Dip? It’s a great choice for a gathering, celebration, dinner party, or any occasion where a show-stopping dish is called for. Dip into the dish with your choice of crisp cut vegetable or organic corn chip, and get a taste of every flavor in the lineup.
These Guacamole Angel Eggs are a quick and easy dish to for gatherings that can be used as an appetizer or snack. They are full of my favorite fruit that acts like a vegetable – avocado.
Healthy holiday recipes for the main course
If you like to celebrate with a roasted turkey you will love this healthy recipe for Apple Cider Roasted Turkey and Gravy. You won’t believe how good your home will smell while it’s cooking and, better yet, turkey happens to be low in fat and high in protein. It’s a great source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins.
Brussels sprouts and butternut squash come together to create the ultimate warming dish, which still packs a bit of crunch. This Holiday Roasted Veggies Recipe incorporates the best and most nutrient dense vegetables the winter season has to offer. You won’t feel bad about tucking into a healthy sized portion at all.
There are a ton of nutrients in this Quinoa Stuffing, and you will not believe the taste. Everyone in my family craves this stuffing! This quinoa stuffing is a gluten-free taste sensation that will not leave you feeling stuffed.
Most people associate these orange beauties with pie, but there are many ways to serve up this versatile veggie. Roasted maple sweet potatoes is an easy, favorite dish that takes very little preparation. This one in particular has a slightly sweet, buttery overtone that feels like a warm, cozy day by the fireplace.
This Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes recipe has all of the creamy, buttery taste of traditional mashed potatoes. Also, it will not spike your blood sugar level. Making simple substitutions can make a huge difference in the nutrients we take in with every meal. You won’t even notice the difference in taste and texture (especially when you generously dollop the mash with organic butter).
Healthy holiday recipes for dessert
The first time I heard the words “healthy pumpkin cheesecake,” I said “sign me up!” There’s no need to shy away from this rich and creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake. It’s made with plenty of nutrient-rich foods including organic pumpkin, which is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium.
These Heavenly Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for a sweet treat, a potluck party, and to share with friends and family. You will find that nutrient-dense recipes feel better in your body, and will likely not trigger cravings like their sugary counterparts do.
The mixture of hazelnuts and cinnamon in this Scrumptious Chocolate Bark Recipe offers the perfect taste sensation. With this chocolate bark recipe, there is no reason to stop enjoying a healthy chocolate treat from time to time. This is a favorite around my own home and seems to disappear as quickly as it comes out of the oven.
Healthy drink recipe
This Cranberry Citrus Sparkling Punch is a tasty, easy drink that is festive, light, and fun. You can choose to replace the wine with sparkling water, and add additional juice if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic twist to this recipe.
These healthy holiday recipes will help you enjoy your holiday meal. They will energize your body so you can spend more time with family and friends.
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