The holidays are a time to indulge on all the delicious food from appetizers to dessert. This year, don’t feel so guilty loading up that plate, because we’re giving you all that you need and more to ensure that you get the most out of your holiday without gaining all that extra weight. We’ve put together seven delicious and healthy sides that will make your holiday dinner table that much better.
Festive Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Topped with pomegranate seeds to ensure you get the full taste of the holidays, this little recipe is simple to make and sure to please! Vegetarian and gluten free, you are given an array of toppings from chickpeas and goat cheese to kale and olive oil to ensure that each bite is healthy and full of flavor. Get the recipe at Spinach for Breakfast.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes With Brown Sugar And Pecans
Anything topped with brown sugar and pecans serves for a fantastic holiday dish. But this recipe in particular is sure to impress your Christmas party goers. Sweet potatoes are thinly sliced to ensure that eat bite is infused with the right amount of flavoring from salt and butter to that sweet brown sugar. Get the recipe at Evolving Table.
Cinnamon Roasted Squash
An easy and healthy side dish, this recipe will look perfectly festive on your dinner table this year. Delicata squash is sliced in rings and paired with sweet potatoes to create a fresh and enticing side. Don’t forget the toppings of cinnamon, cranberries, and pumpkin pie spice to make this dish complete. Get the recipe at Whole Kitchen Sink.
Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad With Quinoa
Loaded with tons of flavor and healthy ingredients, this side dish will wow your guests. Made with Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, onions, red quinoa, and a balsamic dressing, each bite is as fulfilling as the next. Heat up that oven and take out that pan to get started. Get the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds.
Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflowerh
A healthier twist to the original mashed potato recipe, this one will fulfill your cravings and please your waistline. This recipe contains russet potatoes, cauliflower, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and parsley, making it gluten free and low calorie. Get the recipe at Skinny Fitalicious.
Green Bean Casserole
This gluten free and vegan holiday recipe is so simple to make, plus it’s gluten free and vegan. With an array of ingredients from green beans and mushrooms to crispy onions to top it off, each bite is warm, delectable, and perfect for the holidays. Get the recipe at What Molly Made.
Roasted Whole Carrots
This simple and elegant recipe will certainly dress up the table with all its trimmings. Single carrots are topped with a tahini dressing, chickpeas, dill, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. Cooked to perfection, everyone will enjoy this delicious and healthy little dish. Get the recipe at Foolproof Living.