This holiday season, you can indulge in the festivities while still keeping your family’s health a priority. The Fitnessista has put together an amazing selection of healthy recipes to make it easier for busy parents who want to give their families nutritious meals without sacrificing taste or time spent with each other.
From guilt-free side dishes and main courses all the way down to luscious desserts, these delightful treats are surefire crowd pleasers! So gather everyone around this year and create some scrumptious memories by cooking up one of The Fitnessista’s delicious nutritional recipes.
The Benefits of Healthy Holiday Recipes
Celebrating over the holidays shouldn’t mean sacrificing health. Make sure to maintain a nutritious diet that fuels and energizes your body, so you can stay focused during this time of year when stress levels tend rise. Eating healthy will also reduce potential weight gain while still allowing for occasional indulgences. After all, starting off 2021 on track begins with taking care of yourself now!
To get the most out of your holiday season, make sure to choose healthy recipes that are rich in protein and good fats. The Fitnessista offers a variety of mouth-watering options like Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups packed with natural sources for nutritious nourishment without having to sacrifice any flavor! By swapping these festive but wholesome treats for fried or sugary indulgences, you can ensure all those calorie-rich festivities won’t keep lingering post New Year’s Day.
The Fitnessista’s Favorite Healthy Holiday Recipes
The Fitnessista knows that the holiday season is a time for indulging, which can often mean overdoing it. That’s why her favorite healthy holiday recipes are loaded with nourishing protein and beneficial fats to ensure festivities don’t turn into feast-ivities! Her go-to appetizer? A creamy broccoli and artichoke dip made all the healthier by opting for low-fat or no sodium cheese – the perfect way to kick off your celebrations in style.
This holiday season, impress your family with a nutritious yet tasty meal. Start the night off right by serving a citrus and black bean quinoa salad as an entrée that’s loaded with protein and healthy fats. Add some flavorful roasted Brussels sprouts for either side dish or to complement the main course in a festive wintery salad! End on a sweet treat of quinoa peanut butter cups – gluten-free, vegan friendly delights sure to please all guests at your table this year.
- Broccoli and Artichoke Dip is a deliciously versatile appetizer, perfect for any occasion. Enjoy with crunchy crackers or fresh vegetables as an hors d’oeuvre, add some zing to salad entrees, or top off your favorite baked potato – you’ll love it!
- Carrot Hummus is a unique vegan treat perfect for snacks or parties. Serve it with carrots, baked potatoes and pita bread to create an impressive spread. Soy butter and peanut butter can both be used as replacements for tahini if desired!
- Make your next party or holiday dinner truly unforgettable with this decadent Avocado and Crab Salad! Whether served atop a bed of lettuce for an impressive entrée presentation, or tucked into tortillas to enjoy as a scrumptious wrap option – it’s sure to be the star on any table.
- If you’re looking for a salad that truly captures the flavors of fall, Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad is here to please! Not only full with deliciousness, this dish can be served as an enticing side or a main course. Celebrate the season in style by giving it try tonight!