15 Healthy Christmas Recipes That Only Taste Indulgent

It's hard to believe these dishes are actually good for you.

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There's no need to feel guilty about snacking on holiday treats, thanks to these light takes on classic Christmas fare. Actually enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with one of these holiday desserts, sides, and main dishes that are full of flavor, not calories.

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Brian Woodcock
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This super simple recipe calls for a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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Chelsea's Messy Apron
Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

Loaded with apples, avocado, and almonds, this salad is a hearty side dish that's plenty healthy.

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Cotter Crunch
One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

This easy paleo recipe will take all the stress out of cooking the main dish.

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Dessert with Benefits
Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

Enjoy all the gingerbread you desire this year with this vegan, gluten-free treat.

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Crazy Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this dish might be your new favorite potato recipe.

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Marla Meridith
Maple Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce sweetened with cinnamon and maple syrup is way better than the can. Bonus: It includes no added sugars.

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Running In A Skirt
Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites

These no-bake chocolatey treats combine all the best flavors of the holiday—without the guilt.

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iFoodReal
Quinoa Stuffing

This protein-packed stuffing is loaded with 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

These veggie-packed bites can be made ahead of time, so you can save yourself meal prep stress on the day of your party.

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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 lighter 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 apples, cranberries, and cinnamon for a nutritious topping or side for your Christmas feast.

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