The 20 Best Low Calorie Holiday Recipes

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

These 20 Best Low Calorie Holiday Recipes are all low in calories. Many are vegan and vegetarian, and all are delicious! From Easter recipes, to Thanksgiving Dinner recipes, and easy Christmas recipes. All of these holiday recipes are fun and festive recipes for the holidays.

The 20 Best low calorie Holiday Recipes

1. Low Calorie Scalloped Potatoes

These Scalloped Potatoes are just 141 calories! This easy holiday side dish recipe is great year round. It’s great with ham (recipe below!) or turkey (recipe below!) and doesn’t taste healthy at all!

2. Healthy Green Bean Recipes (Vegan)

At just 59 calories, this Green Bean Recipe makes a great, healthy side dish for holiday recipes. These fun holiday recipes suit all diets. Try this vegan holiday recipe for any holiday, or even for weeknight cooking!

3. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe 

This easy Christmas recipe is great for all holidays as well! Everyone loves bacon, so try these Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. They’re just 124 calories and don’t taste healthy at all!

4. Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe (Vegan)

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe is vegan and all natural, and will change your mind about using canned cranberries in your best Christmas recipes.

5. The Best Turkey Recipe

No list of easy Thanksgiving recipes, or healthy holiday recipes would be complete without this Healthy Turkey Recipe! This low calorie version requires no oil at all! Instead I use salt and turkey drippings to get a crispy skin, saving 100’s of calories.

6. Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe (Vegan)

This healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe is vegan and low in calories. It’s just 142 calories per serving and makes one of the best holiday recipes!

7. The Best Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

No list of the best festive food recipes for the holidays would be complete without a Deviled Eggs Recipe. These are just 42 calories and have no mayo in the recipe!!

8. Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe (Vegan)

This Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe is just 53 calories and vegan. It makes wonderful easter recipes for brunch and dinner, and the leftovers are amazing on salads and wraps!

9. Homemade Gravy Recipe

This Homemade Gravy Recipe is great with turkey or chicken, and is a staple of the best healthy holiday recipes!

10. The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe (Vegan)

No matter if you’re searching for healthy recipes for Christmas food, thanksgiving dinners, or easter brunch. This Cauliflower Mash Recipe is a great option! This vegan holiday side dish is just 43 calories and completely crave-worthy!

11. Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham 

If you’re looking for a healthy easter ham recipe, this Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham is a great low calorie option. At just 213 calories it won’t hurt your diet, and you can enjoy leftovers without guilt.

12. Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe (Vegan)

This low calorie Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe is vegan and just 63 calories. It’s great for all holiday gatherings, as well as weeknight cooking.

13. The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe is is just 62 calories and is as good as the high calorie/high fat versions.

14. Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Vegan)

Homemade Stuffing Recipes are so much better than the high fat, high carb stuff you buy from the store. This healthy holiday recipe is 50% hidden veggies so that you can enjoy your indulgent dish, without ruining your diet.

15. The Best Lasagna Recipe

One of the best recipes for Christmas Eve dinner is this Lasagna Recipe. It’s low in calories and absolutely delicious. And as an Italian woman, you can trust that I did not compromise flavor or texture to make this a low calorie recipe. My low calorie Lasagna Recipe is a great dish for Christmas eve recipes, and it’s what my family has every year.

16. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Vegan)

These Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts are just 65 calories, and they’re vegan too!

17. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

This Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe is just 168 calories and has 15.9g of protein!

18. Low Calorie Apple Crumble Dessert (Vegan)

This Low Calorie Apple Crumble Dessert can be made vegan with a few ingredient swaps (all included in the recipe card!)

19. Easy Recipe for Breakfast Casserole

No list for the best healthy holiday recipes would be complete without a perfect Christmas morning breakfast like this Breakfast Casserole.

20. Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Vegan)

This Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe is vegan, low calories, and perfect for thanksgiving!

20 Low Calorie Holiday Recipes

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

20 Low Calorie Holiday Recipes

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These 20 healthy and low calorie holiday recipes are 100% all-natural and completely delicious too!
About 1/2 of these recipes are vegan or vegetarian so you can serve everyone who comes to dinner.
Special Tip: Each recipe comes with a printable recipe card, make ahead tips, storage guides and so much more. Just click the recipe you want to try.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course dinner, holiday
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dinner
Calories 50 kcal


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Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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