Healthy Comfort Food Ideas for the Holidays
November 1, 2017
Who says that you have to gain a few pounds over the holidays? Your favorite comfort food recipes can easily be adapted to include healthier ingredients, and everyone at your holiday gathering is sure to appreciate the lower-calorie versions of these delicious dishes!
Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast. Lucky for your Thanksgiving dinner plans, turkey is already a lean, healthy meat. This recipe for a cranberry glazed version can be served with a wild rice pilaf instead of other carb-heavy sides.
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes. Whether you're vegan yourself or you're planning on entertaining vegan guests, this scalloped potatoes recipe is made sans dairy but full of flavor.
Caramelized Onion & Brussels Sprout Galette. For that all-important Christmas Eve breakfast or day-after-Thanksgiving brunch, this galette is a wonderful choice that's a bit healthier than the usual French toast or pancakes.
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake. Replace your usual pumpkin pie with this pumpkin cheesecake made with light whipped topping and light cream cheese. Best of all, it doesn't require any baking!
Mashed Celeric & Potato Casserole. The addition of celeric lightens the load of your usual mashed potatoes, as well as adds a bright flavor that's accented by fried shallots on top.