Healthy Holiday Dishes

Healthy Holiday Dishes

November 24, 2021

Finding healthier versions of your favorite holiday dishes can be a challenge- but don't let anyone tell you that it isn’t possible! Whether you’re throwing a huge holiday shindig or having a more intimate affair, here are some healthy holiday dishes that are packed with flavor and easy on your glucose meter readings.


  • Almost Chipotle Guacamole- Who doesn’t love the guacamole from Chipotle? Find the healthier version that won’t cost extra here.
  • Edamame Hummus- A quick-to-make crowd-pleaser, this recipe swaps edamame for the chickpeas used in traditional versions.

Main Dishes

  • Herb-Roasted Turkey- This easy method produces all the good looks and moist flavor you dream of in an oven-roasted turkey. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
  • Roast Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce- Make a statement this Thanksgiving without derailing any diet. This recipe is simple to make without sacrificing any flavor.


  • Hearty Winter Greens Sauté- You can’t go wrong with this healthy mix of greens recipe sautéed in savory garlic.
  • Multigrain Pilaf with Sunflower Seeds- Sunflower seeds and brown rice pack a double nutrition punch-enhancing this side dish with vitamin E and niacin.
  • Green Bean Casserole- The classic recipe is typically packed with unnecessary calories and fat. Try this delicious, lower-calorie version of the traditional dish.


  • Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze- Mini cupcakes are a perfect way to satisfy those sweet cravings without sacrificing a lot. These tiny beauties have healthier substitutions, which make them even more impressive.
  • Hot Chocolate- Hot chocolate is another one of those holiday favorites that can be screaming with calories and sugary goodness. A few reasonable healthier replacements make this tasty version a worthy option for those watching glucose levels. This recipe is garnished with dark chocolate. Need we say more?

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