Healthy Holiday Recipes to Keep Festive and Fit

Healthy Holiday Recipes to Keep Festive and Fit
Healthy Holiday Recipes to Keep Festive and Fit
Emma Yasinski
Emma Yasinski Staff Writer

The holiday season is upon us, a time when comfort food abounds. These foods need not derail your health to taste yummy. MedShadow scoured TikTok for some of the most festive, but also healthy holiday recipes to add to your holiday spreads. Below, find recipes for vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, and Whole30 diets. Stick to your health plan. Indulge a little, but there’s no need to totally ditch the healthy lifestyle during the holidays!

Besides the holidays falling at peak cold-and-flu season, there are plenty of benefits to staying healthy during this hectic time of year. For one, your mood is very closely tied to your diet. Altering your typical diet can also change your sleeping habits. Sleep is another important factor to keeping you health, so stick to foods and timings that allow you to comfortably sleep.

Here are some healthy holiday recipes to keep you on track for the holiday season to help you remain happy, jolly, and bright!

Cucumber-Cream Cheese Bites

Cooling cucumber and cream cheese make a low-carb treat that still tastes indulgent. Pump up the protein and healthy fats by topping it with small slices of smoked salmon. Can’t find cream cheese or want a healthy alternative? Try Greek yogurt. Start your healthy recipes search here.


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Smoked Salmon

@chef.erinmorley#asmr #ketoappetizer #healthyappetizer #keto♬ California Gurls – Katy Perry


Salad Cups

Stuff all the nutrition of a salad into a fun, bite-size snack with a little crunch. Not into deep frying the cups? Bake some phyllo dough in a cupcake tin to make your cups, or consider a sturdy lettuce “cup.”

@moe_inani#salads#snack#healthysnack#partysnack#food#healthyfood#bites#recipe#simplerecipe #fingerfood#riyadh#jeddah#sf♬ Lazy Sunday – Official Sound Studio


Crabby Mushrooms

These Whole30-approved crab-stuffed mushrooms are a delightfully filling, seasonal comfort food.

@juliescleanplateclubSeriously the best stuffed mushrooms and so easy and healthy too ❤️‍🔥 #HolidayRecipes #StuffedMushrooms #TikTokCooks #fyp #HealthyAppetizer #FoodTikTok♬ Do It To It – ACRAZE


Caprese Skewers

Love to eat healthy, but hate actually turning on the oven or stove? Try these festive caprese skewers.

The Classic

@kimmakesthingsThe easiest appetizer you’ll ever make. #appetizer #app #snack #healthy #easy #fast #fresh #tomato #cheese #yum #appetizerrecipe #easter♬ Bongo cha-cha-cha – Remastered – Caterina Valente

The ‘Candy Cane’


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Cowboy Caviar

This sure-to-please colorful salsa is packed with veggies.

@jmaza11Texas Caviar! #appetizer #recipe #healthy #mealprep #aldi♬ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Remastered) – Eurythmics & Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart

Homemade “Fro Yo”

Homemade frozen yogurt packs a punch of protein with refreshing fruit for a satisfying dessert that doesn’t leave you needing a nap.

@jamilyfuller Homemade Fro-Yo 🙌🏽🤩 my kids love these and they’re a quick snack for busy days. #frozentreat #frozenyogurt #treat #kitchenhacks #recipe #kidsnacks ♬ original sound – jamilyfuller

Raw, Vegan Brownies

You won’t miss the eggs or butter in this rich, vegan, no-bake brownie.

@healthwithhanplant based deliciousness #fyp #VansCheckerboardDay #healthyrecipes #PlutoTVDecades #christmas #healthy #vegan #recipe♬ Winter Wonderland – Michael Bublé

Chocolate-Peppermint Baked Oats

Enjoy fiber, while making it festive. These chocolate-peppermint baked oats are a sweet way to soothe digestion and add a host of other benefits.

@a1ice.deanxmas in a bowl. #bakedoats #breakfastrecipes #healthyrecipes #christmas #xmas #christmasrecipes #xmasrecipe #MacysGiftTok♬ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra

Peanut Butter Bark

Peanut butter, slivered almonds and chocolate chips make it easy for keto fans to stay in ketosis.

@theketodadlifeSo good, so simple! #ketodessert #ketobark #holidaydessert #healthydessert #ketochristmas #healthyrecipes♬ Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Christmas Instrumental) – Saxophone Rufus

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