So Christmas is coming up and the last thing you need is to gain 20 pounds before the new year starts. I mean, why not make things easier on yourself when you start your diet come January by eating delicious meals that aren’t so unhealthy?
Now by all means, treat yourself to some fattening dishes. But sub out a few of them for some amazing and healthy recipes. Wow your guests with beautiful and tasty meals, and amaze them even more with how much they weigh the next morning!
Down below I’ve found some great recipes that’ll taste really good, but won’t cause your waistline to expand. So check them out and head to the original source to get the simple instructions!
Dinners & Side Dishes
1. One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken (Paleo)
Found from Cotter Crunch
Did I just read one pan and paleo? Not only is this healthy, but it’s super easy too! It makes for an beautiful and colorful center piece when filling up the dinner table.
2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries
Found from Julia’s Album
If you need an easy to prep side dish, then I’d highly recommend this one. It’s filled with flavor and super simple to make.
3. Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
Found from The Comfort of Cooking
I’ve always loved rosemary with baked or fried potatoes, so combining this aromatic herb with sweet potatoes is just taking it to a whole different level for me!
4. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Feta
Found from Peas and Crayons
This dish makes for a great sweet and tangy side. Easy to assemble and definitely a taste bud pleaser.
5. Cranberry-Rosemary Stuffed Pork Loin
Found from Eating Well
Now if you’re looking for a great main dish that just looks plain amazing, then definitely try this one out. While it’s aesthetically pleasing, it’ll probably end up being everyone’s favorite dish as well.
6. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Found from The Food Charlatan
Again, just another easy way to amaze your guests with a tasty side dish. Super simple and delicious!
7. Spiced Hot Fruit Bake (Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly)
Found from Cotter Crunch
All you have to do is assemble a few ingredients and let the oven do the work for you. Whether you make ahead or while everyone’s eating, it’s up to you!
8. Chocolate Dipped Satsumas
Found from My Fussy Eater
Now if you really want something that’s super simple and and an easy crowd pleaser, then definitely try this recipe!
9. Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Stars
Found from Heavenlynn Healthy
Christmas cookies are a must, so why not make them with a little less calories?
10. Healthy Christmas Truffles
Found from Sweet as Honey
If you like truffles and coconut, then this is a great combo. Especially since you’re not going to be freaking out the morning after when stepping on the scales.
If you’ve just started to menu plan for Christmas day, then these are some great recipes to take note on. Especially if you’re looking into not weighing as much as you did last year. And especially if you don’t want to spend as much time in the kitchen too. They’re all super simple, healthy, and great tasting! So give them a try!
Now if you have any questions or healthy easy Christmas recipes yourself, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!