How to Enjoy the Holiday Feasts – Guilt-Free

The holidays are here—filled with parties, family gatherings, and events – some lasting all day and well into the night. And there will be plenty of food. Dinners, pot-lucks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts … all waiting to be devoured.

Not sure how to navigate the over-laden tables of sweet, savory temptation? Good news. You can enjoy the spirit and festivities of the season and keep your diet goals from slipping away. How? Along with a little self-control and keeping an eye on portions, you can offer to bring healthy options to share. Here are a few of my favorites …


Creamy Ranch Dressing – A delicious paleo-friendly dressing made with simple ingredients. Serve with fresh cut celery, carrots, peppers, zucchini, and broccoli, or use it as a dressing for salads. Pair it with Avocado and White Bean Dip for a double treat!

Click Here for the full recipe

 


Avocado and White Bean Dip – A healthy dip that comes together quickly using fresh, organic ingredients and a few spices and herbs from your pantry. Serve with gluten-free crackers or chips or fresh cut veggies. Also great on the side to add a little “kick” to your meal.

Click Here for the full recipe

 


scalloped sweet potatoes

Scalloped Organic Sweet Potatoes – This simple healthy recipe is the perfect side dish to complement any meal. Using organic sweet potatoes, carrots, and seasonings, you can create a holiday classic that will become a family favorite.  This recipe can be assembled in minutes, and ready to go when you are. It’s the ideal “bake and take” dish!

Click Here for the full recipe

 


Apple Blueberry Bundt Cake – A delicious dessert alternative, this easy recipe uses fresh, organic ingredients and a few staples from your pantry. Takes only a few minutes to prepare, and with baking time, about an hour overall from start to finish. This moist, tasty cake is ideal on its own or with a side of fresh fruit.

Click Here for the full recipe

 


Need a few more ideas? Check out more Kitchen Spirit recipes below and keep your holidays healthy, happy and memorable!