The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

These 20 Best Healthy 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 Healthy Holiday Recipes

All of these festive food recipes will impress your holiday guests and leave you with leftovers you can actually enjoy without guilt!

From a low calorie turkey recipe, to vegan holiday side dishes… you’ll find amazing holiday recipes that you’ll want to make every year!

These 20 healthy holiday recipes are all low calorie… and 1/2 of these are vegan too!

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

We pulled all of our best healthy holiday recipes together for you, and added them all with full color photos below.

To make sure we supplied holiday recipes for everyone in your life, you’ll find 10 vegan recipes in the sections below! Half of the holiday recipe ideas below are vegan and vegetarian!

We’ve included easy Christmas recipes, side dish Thanksgiving recipe, and even Easter recipes for brunch and dinner below.

At the bottom you’ll find some desserts, but we wanted to concentrate on healthy holiday side dishes, and main dishes like our low calorie Honey Baked Ham recipe and easy roasted turkey.

Try these festive recipe for the holidays anytime of the year, or just enjoy them with family and friends on holidays.

From low calorie holiday side dishes, to easy roasted turkey and low calorie honey ham recipes… you’re covered with the 20 best healthy holiday recipes below.

1. Low Calorie Scalloped Potatoes

These Scalloped Potatoes are just 141 calories!

Low Calorie Recipe for Scalloped Potatoes is a great festive recipe for easter dinner, for Thanksgiving and even Christmas. Try this low calorie holidays recipe for all your get togethers.

Low Calorie Recipe for Scalloped Potatoes The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

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!

Low Calorie Recipe for Scalloped Potatoes
This low calorie recipe for scalloped potatoes is low in calories and easy to make!
These scalloped cheesy potatoes (also known as an Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe) are only 141 calories! You only need 5 ingredients -not counting salt and pepper- to make this homemade scalloped potatoes with cheese recipe.
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Recipe for Scalloped Potatoes

2. Healthy Green Bean Recipes (Vegan)

At just 59 calories, this Green Bean Recipe makes a great, healthy side dish for holiday cooking recipes.

Healthy Green Bean Recipes are some of the best healthy holiday recipes. Instead of making a heavy green bean casserole, try this vegan holiday recipe. Great for Easter, thanksgiving and Christmas cooking recipe. It’s healthy and delicious!

Healthy Green Bean Recipes The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

These fun holiday recipes suit all diets. Try this vegan holiday recipe for any holiday, or even for weeknight cooking!

Healthy Green Bean with Almonds and Garlic
Healthy green bean recipes are wonderful side dishes for holiday gatherings, or just weeknight cooking.
This quick and easy green bean recipe is low in calories and can be made in just 20 minutes.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Green Bean Recipes

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!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon make festive recipes for easter dinner, thanksgiving side dishes and an easy Christmas recipe.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

The best holiday recipes are both healthy and delicious… This way you can go back for seconds or enjoy leftovers without guilt!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe {LOW CALORIE}
These Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are only 124 calories and so easy to make!
You can find a similar recipe in the Holiday chapter of my best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. That recipe will celebrate the colors of Christmas with green Brussels sprouts and red bell pepper.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe is one of the best festive holidays recipe ideas… plus it’s all natural, low in calories, an vegan!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

We strive to make these festive holiday recipes easy and delicious. This wonderful holiday recipe is a crowd pleaser and goes great on sandwiches, over yogurt and oatmeal after holidays.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe (Low Calorie)
This homemade cranberry sauce is simple and easy. It only calls for 4 ingredients, and can be made in just 15 minutes.
You can use fresh or frozen cranberries in this cranberry sauce recipe, fresh is better, but frozen will work as well.
Learn how to make cranberry sauce homemade in this easy to follow recipe.
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

5. The Best Turkey Recipe

No list of easy Thanksgiving recipes, or healthy holiday recipes would be complete without this Healthy Turkey Recipe!

The Best Turkey Recipe is simple and easy… And requires no oil at all! Instead we use salt and turkey drippings to get a crispy skin, saving 100’s of calories.

The Best Turkey Recipe | Cooking Turkey for the Holidays The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

No matter what holiday you make this festive recipe for, it always comes out perfect and yields lots of leftovers.

The Best Turkey Recipe
This is the best turkey recipe for the holidays. It's simple and easy, and doesn't call for too many ingredients.
Cooking turkey for the holidays can be easy and fun, follow this easy recipe for turkey and you'll have a perfect holiday meal.
Check out this recipe
The Best Turkey Recipe | Cooking Turkey for the Holidays

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!

Some of the best recipes for Christmas food includes sweet potatoes. This savory version is creamy and wonderful, and will make you want seconds and thirds.

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

This also works for easter recipes vegan.This recipe is great easter recipe, as well as a thanksgiving healthy recipe and makes wonderful recipes for Christmas food side dishes.

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Learn how to mash sweet potatoes with this vegan mashed sweet potatoes recipe.
This savory mashed sweet potaoes recipe is low in calories and full of nutrition. It makes a wonderful side dish for weeknight meals, or holiday dinners.
You can find more low calorie recipes like this one in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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! Instead we use a Healthy alternative… hint, it’s the same alternative we use in the mashed potatoes (below) to omit the butter!

The Best Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe makes a wonderful appetizer for holiday gatherings. Plus this easter recipe is a crowd favorite!

Easy Deviled Eggs The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

For more easter recipes for dinner keep scrolling, we have many more healthy healthy holiday recipes to share with you.

The Best Easy Deviled Eggs [LOW CALORIE}
These are the best easy deviled eggs recipe you'll find.
Not only are they lower in calories, they are simple and fast, and fantstic as a snack or appetizer.
Try this low calorie deviled egg recipe, and save 100's of calories as well as time and effort.
Check out this recipe
Easy Deviled Eggs

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!

Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe also works well for healthier side dish thanksgiving recipes. And you haven’t lived until you’ve dipped these in cranberry sauce (for the vegans) or gravy (for everyone else).

Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

For more vegan holiday fun recipes keep scrolling… every-other recipe is vegan so that these healthy holiday cooking ideas will work for everyone.

Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe (Low Calorie)
This oven roasted carrots recipe is low in calories and easy to make.
We were able to save 100's of calories by using olive oil spray, and boosted the flavor with garlic.
Learn how to roast carrots easily and fast with this low calorie recipe for cooked carrots.
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe

9. Homemade Gravy Recipe

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

Homemade Gravy Recipe makes great festive food recipes and holiday food recipes, it goes great over turkey, mashed potatoes (coming up below), stuffing and veggies.

How to Make Homemade Gravy Recipes (Turkey and Chicken) The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

For more thanksgiving recipe ideas keep scrolling… We still have many more healthier thanksgiving recipes, Christmas recipes, and easter recipes to go through.

How to Make Homemade Gravy Recipes (Turkey and Chicken)
This homemade gravy recipe is easy and fast. It makes the most amazing gravy, and you can choose to use the drippings for the turkey/chicken or not.
Either way it's the best gravy recipe you've ever made.
Learn how to make homemade gravy recipes for turkey and chicken in this easy to follow, low calorie recipe.
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How to Make Homemade Gravy Recipes (Turkey and Chicken)

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!

The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe is low in calories, and oh so healthy. But don’t worry, there is a low calorie mashed potatoes recipe coming up!

The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

If you’re looking to remove more starches from your healthy holiday dinners, this Cauliflower Mash Recipe is a great option.

The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe
This easy recipe for cauliflower mash is a great way to cut calories, and add more vegetables to your diet.
Hands-down, the best cauliflower mash recipe you'll try, this mashed garlic cauliflower is delicious, and creamy! You can make it vegan by swapping the butter for olive oil.
Check out this recipe
The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe

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.

Honey Baked Ham makes great recipes ideas for easter dinner, and is also great for a Christmas ham recipe as well.

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

The best healthy holiday recipe would not be complete without this wonderful ham recipe. Try it with the green beans above, and the mashed potatoes below…

Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham
This Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham cuts out over 1/2 of the honey without changing the flavor… saving you calories AND money!
This recipe is for a fully cooked ham (which is pretty much all you can find these days anyhow). It makes for an easy holiday main course, or perfect ham for sandwiches!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Honey Baked Ham

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.

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe makes great recipes for the holidays Christmas, thanksgiving and easter… It also makes a great side dish recipe for Christmas Eve dinner!

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

Italian Christmas eve recipes vary depending on the region. My family comes from Sicily, so we always have lasagna and other heavy dishes. This Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe goes great with marinara sauce, and makes for one of my favorite Christmas Eve dinner recipes.

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe {How to Bake Broccoli}
This low calorie recipe for oven roasted broccoli is easy and fast!
Learn how to bake broccoli to perfection with this easy to follow recipe. And learn how to make this recipe for garlic roasted broccoli low calories with the help of my secret ingredient… olive oil spray!
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Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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.

One of the best healthy holiday recipes is this low calorie Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe, and it goes wonderfully with the homemade gravy above!

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

These skinny mashed potatoes are easy and delicious, and so low in calories you can enjoy seconds, and leftovers with out guilt!

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
This is the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe for those looking to cut calories without cutting flavor.
We've removed all of the heavy cream, and only add butter as a garnish… I only add it for holiday gatherings, to make it a bit fancier.
Try this low calorie easy mashed potatoes recipes for your next holiday gathering, or weeknight dinner.
Check out this recipe
The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

14. Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Vegan)

This Homemade Stuffing Recipe is easily made vegan… simply use vegetable broth and skip the butter. Instead spray the top with olive oil and enjoy this vegan holiday side dish.

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.

Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Healthy and Low Calorie) The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

This healthy side dish thanksgiving recipe is great for all the holidays, but goes so well on “turkey day”!

Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Healthy and Low Calorie)
This low calorie homemade stuffing recipe is over 50% vegetables!
No one will be able to tell that this is a vegetable dish, as it tastes just like traditional stuffing recipes.
Try these homemade stuffing recipes (with or without sausage added) for your next holiday gathering. At only 114 calories, you can even have seconds!
Check out this recipe
Homemade Stuffing Recipes (Healthy and Low Calorie)

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.

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

This lasagna recipe is completely amazing, and my entire (first generation!) Italian family can’t get enough of it! It never tastes healthy or low calorie… but it is!

THE BEST Lasagna Recipe {Healthy and Easy}
This is the best lasagna recipe you will ever make! It's packed full of yummy ingredients and is actually healthy enough to enjoy without blowing your diet!
I make lasagna recipes easy with the help of no-bake lasagna sheets! Plus I pack this yummy lasagna homemade recipe with decadent ingredients like mascarpone cheese and mozzarella for the worlds best lasagna!
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the best lasagna recipe

16. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Vegan)

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

Above we shared a bacon and Brussels sprouts recipe, but this vegan Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts is great for all diets and needs.

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

This perfect holiday side dish recipe is easy and fantastic. It’s great as leftovers over salad, quinoa or rice… that is if you have leftovers, which is doubtful!

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This easy recipe for oven roasted Brussels sprouts is packed full of flavor, but only 65 calories!
Oven roasted Brussel sprouts are great for holiday gatherings, or just weeknight dinners. Try this low calorie side dish the next time Brussels sprouts are on sale.
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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

17. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

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

Take your holiday mashed potatoes to the next level and make a Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

Fun holiday recipes like this one can take your meal to the next level… and if you do have leftovers, you’ll want to serve this nightly topped with turkey and leftover veggies, yum!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe (ONLY 168 CALORIES)
This low calorie loaded baked potato casserole is just 168 calories for a full cup!
We made this recipe for loaded potato casserole with healthy swaps like greek yogurt and almond milk. Plus we've used REAL BACON so this doesn't taste low calorie even though it is!
You can save a few more calories and get turkey bacon, but we feel like 4 slices divided between 6 people is not so bad, and it adds an amazing flavor!
Check out this recipe
Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

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!)

Low Calorie Apple Crumble Dessert makes a wonderful healthy holiday recipe for dessert. It’s a perfect holiday dessert for Christmas, thanksgiving and even easter… and quite the crowd pleaser!

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

Try this low calorie holiday dessert year round, you can swap out the apples for your favorite fruit too!

Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble
This Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble is easy and delicious.
I've cut 100's of calories, and given directions for Gluten-free and vegan options. Because low calorie, homemade apple crumble should be for all!
Learn how to make an apple crisp recipe easy, and healthy!
Check out this recipe
low calories recipe for apple crumble

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.

This low calorie holiday recipe feeds a lot of people, and can be made vegetarian, or packed with meat. Directions for both versions can be found in the recipe card!

The 20 Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

This healthy Breakfast Casserole is a great way to start a holiday morning, or easter recipe for brunch too!

Easy Recipe for Breakfast Casserole
This easy recipe for breakfast casserole can be made with or without meat!
If you want to make this breakfast casserole recipe vegetarian, just omit the sausage, or replace it with vegan sausage. Either way this egg sausage casserole is sure to become your new favorite breakfast!
Check out this recipe
easy recipe for breakfast casserole

20. Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Vegan)

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

Try this low calorie Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe around the holidays, or bring a loaf as a hostess gift for thanksgiving.

The Best Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This low calorie Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe is great for the holidays, and it can be made vegan and gluten free too!

The Best Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
This is the best healthy pumpkin recipe! It's low in calories, easy to make, and completely delicious!
This easy recipe for pumpkin bread uses unsweetened apple sauce to cut the sugar and oil by more than half. Plus, along with this healthy pumpkin bread recipe, you'll find directions on how to make Gluten-free Pumpkin bread, Vegan Pumpkin Bread, and even Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread!
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The Best Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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