reprint form Integrative Nutrition Blog
Thanksgiving is upon us, which means it’s time to start planning the menu for your next holiday gathering! Instead of overwhelming your body with high-calorie, unhealthy foods this year, why not try some healthy versions of all your holiday recipe favorites? We’ve put together this list of 101 of our favorite healthy holiday recipes, many of them straight from the kitchens of our students and graduates – thank you for your recommendations and suggestions! You, your family, and your friends are sure to love these delicious concoctions.
A healthy breakfast is a great way to start your day, especially during the busy holidays! These recipes will give you the energy your body needs to start the day but still leave room for plenty of turkey later.
4. Pecan Pie Muffins (V)
5. Cinnamon Raisin “Toast” (R)(V)
7. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (DF)
10. Buckwheat Crispies (R)
Every great holiday party has at least a few finger foods to munch on before dinner. Your guests will love these healthy holiday appetizers!
11. Pumpkin Butter (V)
13. Stuffed Mushrooms (V)
15. Kale Chips
20. Pumpkin Socca
21. Lemony Artichoke Dip (V)
22. Jicama Sticks with Spicy Cinnamon Dressing (GF) (V)
Soups and Salads
These healthy soup and salad recipes are a great way to start your holiday meal. Some of them are even hearty enough to be a meal on their own when you need a night off from holiday dinner festivities!
23. Tortilla Soup
25. Corn Chowder
26. Mushroom Soup
30. Delicata Squash and Corn Soup (V)
33. Beet Salad with Peanuts and Coconut (R)(V)
Side dishes play the important role of supporting actor to the main course when it comes to holiday meals. An excellent side dish can make a good meal great! These healthy sides are sure to be a hit on your Thanksgiving table.
46. Broccoli Latkes
50. Gluten Free Stuffing (GF)
51. Garlic Mashed Potatoes (V)
56. Berry Jellio
61. Cranberry Relish
Dinner – Carnivore
The main course is without a doubt the star of the show at holiday meals. We found some delicious and healthy main holiday dishes that any meat-eater will love!
64. Nettle Infused Braised Chicken (GF)
Dinner – Vegetarian
Let’s not forget our vegetarian friends! These healthy main dishes pack just as much flavor as their meaty counterparts, but are 100% vegetarian (and many of them are vegan, too!)
75. Homemade Tofu “Turkey” (V)
80. Pumpkin Alfredo (V)
84. Vegetable Pot Pie (V)(GF)
For the grand finale, serve your guest something healthy and light that won’t put them over the top after a delicious meal. These healthy holiday desserts are so good, you’ll want to make them all year round!
88. Baked Sufganiyot
89. Cranberry Mousse (R)(V)
90. Gingerbread House (GF)
91. Pumpkin Tarts (R)
92. Tofu Pumpkin Pie (V)
93. Spicy Pumpkin Pie (R)
94. Apple Crisp
97. Cranberry and Strawberry Cake (GF)(DF)
98. Apple Pie (R)
99. Thanksgiving “Ice Cream” (V)
101. Decadent Chocolate Pudding (GF)(DF)
(V) – Vegan (R) – Raw (GF) – Gluten Free (DF) – Dairy Free