Finding your way through the holidays without giving up on healthy eating is a challenge not to be underestimated. To help you navigate the next couple of weeks full of parties and family get-togethers, we’ve put together a few healthy and delicious options that will feel special and indulgent without shelving nutrition.
Light and fluffy, whipped avocado forms the base for this delightful dessert which is served with brown rice cakes for a bit of crunch. Make as close to your party as possible for the best color. (3 Guiding Stars)
Perfect for an appetizer-focused party or as a side dish for a sit-down meal, these sweet potato wedges are crispy and sweet. No one will miss the marshmallow-smothered yams. (2 Guiding Stars)
Incredible flavor plays against colorful ingredients for an appetizer that’s just plain, well…appetizing. The stuffing makes more than you’ll need for the amount of mushrooms recommended, so you’ve got a great side too! (2 Guiding Stars)
Carraway brings an earthy rye flavor to these yummy, crusty rolls. This flexible dough can be easily made into any shape you love for a holiday roll that fits your style. (2 Guiding Stars)
Do not skimp on the fennel–it’s pure magic in this dish that will make a welcome alternative to the vegetarians and health-conscious at the party who pass on the traditional tourtiere pie. (1 Guiding Star)
Don’t give up on good eating in between parties! This simple recipe can be tossed into a slow cooker for 8 hours on low or 4 on high if you know you won’t have time to cook dinner one night. (1 Guiding Star)
We included this recipe last month, and it bears repeating. Wherever green bean casserole is beloved as a holiday treat, give this fresh, more nutritious version a try. (1 Guiding Star)