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3 Healthy Holiday Recipes Everyone Will Love

Check out some of our favorite healthy holiday recipes!

When I think of the holidays I am flooded with thoughts of love, family get-togethers, and the beautiful spirit of giving. It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year. But I must be honest with you, ladies: I am also overcome by thoughts of marvelous holiday foods, drinks, and desserts! I dream of gravy-drowned mashed potatoes, homemade pies, and those sweet, sweet sugar cookies. It’s the one time of year when splurging is in order… necessary… a must. Like I said when I was younger, “grandma made me do it!”

Even though I love treating myself during the holidays, I always find myself needing some sort of healthy alternative to all of the festive food. Whether it’s a green juice in the morning or an extra serving of salad in place of a large scoop of stuffing, I try to give my body a breather every now and again. I mean, I don’t have to eat every piece of fudge, right? So to give your holiday some healthy options, I have found a couple of recipes that are lighter and healthier, but just as delicious. Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Cauliflower Casserole

Trade in those mashed potatoes and gravy for a lighter butternut squash and cauliflower casserole. This low carb, tasty and totally comforting side dish is only 81 calories per serving! Brought to you by All Day I Dream About Food. Find the recipe here.

Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

This brussels sprouts, cranberry, and quinoa salad will make you forget you’re eating a healthy holiday dish. Not only is it vegan, it is packed with protein because of the added quinoa. Find the recipe here. Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies

Here’s a low carb, sugar free, and gluten free take on classic sugar cookies. Press festive shapes like snowmen, trees, or ornaments for added holiday fun! Also… yum! Grab the recipe from Low Carb Yum here!

Lead image from Heavenlynn Healthy

What are you looking forward to the most this holiday season?