With Christmas just a week away, whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish, it’s time to plan what you’ll make. The holidays are always a struggle between wanting to indulge, but not too much. These recipes are healthier without sacrificing nutrition so you can have your cake and eat it too!
Christmas Tree Salad
How cute is this? Everyone loves salad and no meal is complete without a side salad so this recipe is sure to be a hit! You can really make it your own too – whether you use kale, romaine, or swiss chard like the recipe calls for, you could really make any salad you want! Pile it up and put a star made from toast on the top and this dish is quick and easy to make. To see the full recipe click here.
Butternut Squash Salad With Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pecans, and Cranberries
The colors in this recipe just scream the holidays! It’s packed with veggies and nuts so it’s on the healthier side and will perfectly compliment other dishes. Snag this delicious recipe at Julia’s Album by clicking here.
Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin
Your family and friends won’t even realize this recipe is “skinny” because of it’s cheesy goodness. Potatoes are comfort food and a real crowd pleaser! Can you even believe there’s only 160 calories in a 1 cup serving? Here’s the recipe for this side dish! For a twist on this classic holiday side dish, check out these scalloped sweet potatoes from Eating Well.
Turkey Cranberry Meatballs
Does anything sound better than “sweet and tangy’? It’s the best of both worlds. These are perfect for an appetizer or could be served over rice as a side dish. If you’re mouth is watering, head over to Six Sisters Stuff to get the recipe and get cookin!
Alright, no more stressing over what you’re going to bring and whether or not everyone will like it. Even better, no more stressing about completely falling off the wagon with your diet this Christmas. You’re welcome!
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