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7 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season (Plus Recipes!)


Cookies! Candy! Carbs! The holidays are a difficult time to keep your healthy eating in check, especially when everything is covered in butter or frosting. But there are some simple tips to help you make it through the holiday season without worrying about the scale.

Check out the tips and recipes, and let us know if you have any to add!


  • Don’t deprive yourself. If you’re watching calories, prioritize the food you’re going to indulge in, and enjoy it.
  • Drink plenty of water or look for hydrating foods.
  • Go for a walk after a big meal instead of taking a nap.
  • Help with cooking or cleaning to burn extra calories. Or switch things up with one of these fun ways to stay active.
  • Don’t skip breakfast. Skipping meals often leads to overeating later in the day.
  • Make healthy substitutions in recipes. Try these healthy food replacement hacks or check out how to replace sugar with healthier alternatives.
  • Use a smaller plate and take smaller portions.

Our Favorite Holiday Appetizer & Main Dish Recipes

turkey recipe             Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

butternut squashBalsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

pinwheelsMediterranean Pinwheels

paleo casserolePaleo Green Bean Casserole

roasted cranberry and goat cheese flatbreadRoasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread

vegan sweet potato casseroleVegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping

mashed cauliflowerItalian Herb Mashed Cauliflower


Our Favorite Holiday Dessert Recipes

pumpkin and cream breadSkinny Pumpkin and Cream Bread

vegan sugar cookiesVegan Sugar Cookies

peppermint hot chocolate cookiesPeppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

avocado chocolate trufflesAvocado Chocolate Truffles

paleo sweet potato pie         
Paleo Sweet Potato Pie

no bake pumpkin bitesNo Bake Pumpkin Bites

skinny holiday crispSkinny Holiday Fruit Crisp


Our Favorite Holiday Drink Recipes

Skinny Eggnog Skinny Eggnog

Gingerbread LatteGingerbread Latte

Cranberry RefresherCranberry Rosemary Refresher

healthy hot chocolate I Can’t Believe It’s Healthy Hot Chocolate

Cranberry Lime MocktailSparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail

Crockpot Apple CiderCrock Pot Apple Cider


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