7 Healthy Holiday Recipes: Delicious Recipes with the Volume Turned Up
By Julie Benson
Are you someone who starts indulging in holiday treats as soon as November hits? Or maybe you are someone who continues the indulgence way after the New Year.
Well, I have good news for you! Instead of trying the “all in moderation” method¹ and over-indulging in your favorite treats (because after all it is the holidays), try making these recipes with a healthy twist.
Not only are these recipes good for you, but they are super easy to make.
And don’t worry, I’ve included a tasty faux-tatoes recipe that is a perfect substitute for traditional mashed potatoes and even a delectable and healthy pumpkin pie.
You won’t even miss all the sugar, bad fats or toxins that you’ll find in “traditional” foods!
Here are my 7 healthy holiday recipes with the volume turned up!
1.) Coconut Flour Flatbread
Instead of having dinner rolls at your holiday party that will only add to your gut rolls, try this flatbread that is bursting with flavor and healthy fats!
2.) Herb Roasted Turkey
Buying the right kind of turkey may seem hard this holiday season. Try to find one that is bare minimum organic. The brand Organic Prairie is a good one to look for. This will ensure you are getting the proper ratio of omega 3 fatty acids to omega 6 fatty acids.
3.) Turkey Gravy
There are a bunch of canned or dried versions of gravy. Instead, opt to make your own gravy using the drippings from the turkey, homemade broth or organic stock. This will help ensure you stay away from those hidden sugars and chemicals, while enjoying the best tasting gravy ever!
4.) Cauliflower Faux-Tatoes
Love mashed potatoes? These faux-tatoes are so delicious you won’t even miss its starchy counterpart. Pour your warm gravy over the top, start dipping your sliced turkey and enjoy!
5.) Green Bean Casserole
Most people make this classic casserole with canned cream of mushroom soup. Honestly, have you ever read the ingredients on that can? I am not even sure it is real soup. Instead, take the extra few minutes to whip up your own mushroom cream. Your guests and your health will appreciate it.
6.) Cranberry Sauce
Have you ever wondered how that gelatinous can of cranberry sauce is made? Well, wonder no more, because I have a simple cranberry recipe that will replace that canned stuff EVERYTIME.
7.) Healthy Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
Do you love pumpkin pie? I know I do. This pie not only looks great but tastes just as decadent as the picture. Loaded with healthy fats this pie won’t weigh you down or make you crash from a sugar high.
Be sure to try these easy holiday recipes during and after the holidays! Have a very happy and healthy holiday season and let us know what you think of these recipes in the comments below.
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- Appenrodt, J. (2011, November 12). The ‘Everything In Moderation’ Myth. Retrieved January 12, 2017, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/12/everything-in-moderation_n_953804.html