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I cannot even wait for Christmas! I love the whole holiday season. Making memories with family and friends, considering what I’m grateful for in life, thinking of the blessings of Jesus, baking in the kitchen with my mom and sisters, and enjoying delicious food… the whole combination just warms my soul! To be honest, I get a little bit sad on Christmas night when everything is over with 😕. I wish it could just go on forever!
If you missed it, earlier this week I posted about some of my favorite foodie gifts and today I’m dishing on healthy holiday recipes! I’ve recruited some help from my dietitian gal pals (you know I love to do that for these recipe roundups!), and we’ve got some great things in store for you!Stumped on the Christmas day menu? Check out these #yummy holiday #recipes dietitians love! Click To Tweet
Don’t forget it’s supposed to be an enjoyable time of year! Instead of stressing about the Pinterest-perfect Christmas spread, maybe focus on incorporating one or two new recipes. It doesn’t need to be complicated!
Healthy Holiday Breakfast & Bread Recipes
Gingerbread Pancakes (Vegetarian) by Kara Lydon, RDN
Eggnog French Toast with Greek Yogurt Whip (Vegetarian) by Snacking in Sneakers
Wild Blueberry Overnight Waffle Bake (Vegetarian) by Shannon A. Garcia, MDS, RD, LD with KISS in the Kitchen – truly, this is the easiest recipe! You will love it!
Whole Wheat Lemon Cranberry Scones (Vegetarian) by Josten Fish, RD
Healthy Ginger Orange Cranberry Bread (Vegan) by One Hungry Bunny
Healthy Cinnamon Rolls (Vegetarian) by Hungry Hobby – you won’t believe what this filling is made from!
Greek Yogurt Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake (Vegetarian) by Lively Table
Healthy Holiday Vegetable & Side Dishes
Broccoli Walnut Au Gratin (Vegan) by Sharon Palmer, RDN
Easy Roasted Squash Macaroni & Cheese (Vegetarian) by Sarah Remmer, RD – Truly this looks so good! Can you even get over the fact there are veggies in there?!
Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Amy Gorin, RD – don’t you just love that vibrant, green color?!
Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Yogurt Dill Sauce by Rachael Hartley Nutrition
Festive Kale Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by BE Nutrition
Creamy Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Healthy Holiday Protein Foods
Easy Whole Wheat Quiche Florentine (Vegetarian) by me 🙂 – this works especially well for a Christmas breakfast or brunch meal!
Maryland Crab Cakes by Vasu Thorpe, MPH, RD – you can serve this on little crostinis as pictured here or by themselves!
Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak (Gluten-Free) by Erica Julson, RDN
Healthier Holiday Desserts
Cranberry Brie Pastry Puffs (Vegetarian) by The Nutrition Adventure
Vegan Christmas Cookies with White Chocolate, Cranberry and Pistachio (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by Whitney E. RD
No Bake Vegan Chocolate Haystack Cookie Bites (Vegan) by Champagne Nutrition
Grain-Free Soft, Ginger Molasses Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by The Real Food RDs
As always, I hope you’ve loved this healthy Christmas recipe roundup and feel inspired to whip something up that has a little more nutritional value than usual!
What are your favorite Christmas or holiday dishes?
Are any of these recipes calling your name?!
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