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