With the holidays right around the corner, your friends and family are getting ready to gather, feast, and share. Stories will be told, recipes will be exchanged, and a good time will be had by all. The question is, what will you bring to the festivities this year? And why just bring something tasty when you can bring something that’s both tasty and healthy?
We’ve scoured the internet for a handful of healthy holiday recipes to get your festive ideas flowing. Use them to start brewing up batches of party snacks and treats you can share with pride.
Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Whip up this delicious pumpkin snack and bring some color to any holiday get-together. Plus, pumpkin is rich in many crucial nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, and beta-carotene.
Eggplant Ricotta Bites—Food Network
These crispy wafer eggplant chips are fried with olive oil and topped with light ricotta cheese and tomato. These little bites, filled with flavor, will bring a touch of class to your holiday table.
Crudité Vegetable Wreath with Ranch Dip—EatingWell
If you’re looking to dazzle your friends and family this year, then check out this clever vegetable wreath. Sometimes a simple presentation can go a long way. In this case, it goes a very long way.
You know the holidays are right around the corner when you first catch that hearty smell of roasting chestnuts on the crisp air. You can easily bring this warm, nostalgic snack to your own festivities. And chestnuts are high in fiber and calcium.
Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars—Pinch of Yum
These chocolate bars are no-bake, easy to make, and have no refined sugars. Because sometimes you just want some chocolate for the holidays. Now you can, and still have enough left over to share. Or keep for yourself. We won’t judge either way.
Frozen Yogurt Bark—My Fussy Eater
Frozen greek yogurt sweetened with honey and topped with dark chocolate and strawberries—there’s a lot to love here. And this healthy treat is perfect for kids and adults alike.
Herbed Whole-Grain Yeast Rolls—CookingLight
These delicious whole-grain rolls pack an aromatic punch. Sage, rosemary, and chives—they have it all. You can serve them alongside a holiday meal, or use them to make small sandwiches.
Santa Snack Mix—myrecipes
This healthy, crunchy snack mix will become a family favorite for the holidays. Bring it out to add a salty-sweet treat to any holiday gathering.
Roasted Butternut Squash Falafel Bites—She Likes Food
Butternut squash adds a seasonal spin to this classic falafel ball. These are healthy, delicious, and easy to make. Give them a chance, and you’ll wonder how you ever made it through the holidays without them.
5-Ingredient Chocolate Orange Bars—Scrummy Lane
These treats will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, and they have zero refined sugar. Dates, cashews, sultanas, cacao powder, and orange juice—that’s all it takes to create a snack to take your festivities to the next level.
When it comes to preparing holiday snacks, making one that’s both tasty and healthy feels like a miracle. But with a little research and practice, you can bring flavorful ingredients to life to share with your loved ones during this special time of year.
Staying healthy through the holidays can be a challenge for anyone. For some tips on how to enjoy the holidays without the weight gain, check out this blog post.