10 Healthy Christmas Recipes Packed With Flavor—Not Calories

Guests won't even know they're eating healthy!

Thanks to these easy and delicious recipes, you can enjoy the best flavors and dishes of the holiday season without packing on the pounds. Here you'll find Christmas staples, casseroles, side dishes, and even desserts that only taste indulgent.

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Marla Meridith
Maple Cranberry Sauce

Even if you prefer it from a can, this cranberry sauce is deliciously sweet with maple syrup and cinnamon and has no added sugars.

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Running In A Skirt
Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites

A healthy holiday spin on energy bites that doesn't require an oven. It's the perfect peppermint treat for a mid-day snack.

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iFoodReal
Quinoa Stuffing

This protein-packed stuffing is loaded with the flavors of cranberries and rosemary. It's more nutritious and delicious than boxed Stove Top.

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Jessi's Kitchen
Roasted Lamb

A blackberry chutney elevates this lamb that works as a paleo main dish.

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SweetAsHoney
Spinach Balls

This appetizer is a sneaky way to bring some greens to your Christmas party. Plus, the can be made in advance and frozen for easy meal prep.

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Well Plated
Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato Casserole

As much as we love topping our sweet potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar, this healthy-fied casserole is just as sweet with a hint of vanilla.

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Carlsbad Cravings
Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

Holiday vegetables don't have to be boring, especially when they're caramelized with a honey garlic glaze.

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Nirvana Cakery
Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Rather than stuffing a glazed turkey, fill these squashes and pumpkins with quinoa, walnuts, and pomegranates. 

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Betty Crocker
Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter

This broccoli and cherry tomato tree is the cutest way to get your guests to eat their veggies. Pair with a homemade creamy herb dip for added flavor.

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Cotter Crunch
Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

This gluten-free dessert features some of the best flavors of the season including apples, cranberries, and cinnamon. It's a nutritious option to add as a topping or meal at your Christmas feast.

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