30+ Clean Eating Holiday Recipes

I have a confession…

I often over-indulge during the holidays and by January 1st I am regretting it.

Please tell me I am not the only one!

The 30+ BEST Clean Eating Holiday Recipes | Christmas is my favorite holiday! Oh, the food! You will find festive breakfast (donuts), healthy dinner, easy dessert, side dish (brussels sprouts), and fun snack ideas (candy canes) for kids parties or a cozy night in. Not to mention drinks, cookies, gingerbread, egg nog, green beans, and cider recipes to satisify your need for classic and comforting flavors! Most are gluten free / Paleo / low carb / dairy free, vegetarian and vegan substitutions can be made too.

My jeans are too snug and I am lethargic due to too many sweets and way more simple carbs than I am used.

And you want to know the really frustrating part?

I KNOW BETTER! I know how to eat well and make healthy substitutions for unhealthy ingredients. {Enter this blog.} 😉

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My holiday goals this year are to keep myself in check. Indulge on certain foods I only have during this glorious time, but NOT every dish and dessert.

Because let’s face it, a piece of my mom’s amazingly sweet Cherry Bars won’t cause any repercussions, but 5 pieces, each time I am at her house do. Life is so unfair.

And now what we are living 10 steps from her front door, things could get out of hand FAST. Ha!

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I thought it would be helpful for both you and me to have this list of 30+ Clean Eating Holiday Recipes full of delicious, skinny, healthy, whole food, light, amazing, (are there any other words?!) recipes to help keep our jeggings and bodies happy.

We can have ALL the wonderful tastes of Christmas -gingerbread, eggnog, apple cider, etc- but with whole food ingredients.

Without further adieu, here are all the recipes! Wait, hold up…I just have to say the Paleo Gingersnaps and Wholesome Gingerbread are thee. most. amazing. recipes.! They are a must-eat-treat during Christmas in our home. No one, and I mean no one, will ever guess they are healthy! #winning Okay friends, on you go!

—-Click on either the recipe name or image to learn more about each one.—-

 Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins from the Healthy Maven

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Watermelon Christmas Trees from Eating Vibrantly

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Holiday Turkey Curry from G&S

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Balsamic Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate from Spoonful of Flavor

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Gingerbread Protein Smoothie from Thank Heavens

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Grinch Kabobs from Nourishing Minimalism

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Healthy Homemade Apple Cider from Raia’s Recipes

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Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake from Becomingness

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Fruit & Cheese Christmas Tree from Kevin and Amanda

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Snowman Popcorn Cups from Creative Kid’s Snacks

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Baked Gingerbread Donuts w/ Maple Glaze from Amy’s Healthy Baking

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Peppermint Cocoa Bites from G&S

These - healthy - no-bake - raw - 5 Ingredient Peppermint Cocoa Energy Bites are every bit as delicious as they sound. Chocolate + Peppermint = BLISS! Gluten free and sugar free, these little holiday treats use the most simple of ingredients: nuts, dates, cocoa powder, & peppermint extract. Roll in crushed candy canes or shredded coconut for an added dose of yumminess! www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/peppermint-cocoa-bites/

Mediterranean Pinwheels from Contentedness Cooking

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Healthy No-Bake Eggnog Bites from The Big Man’s World

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Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection

 

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad from Cooking Classy

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Healthy Pomegranate Chocolate Candy Cups from Sweet as Honey

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Raspberry Mint Christmas Water

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Wholesome Gingerbread from Oatmeal with a Fork

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Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad from Family Spice

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Paleo Gingersnaps from Food, Faith, Fitness

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Holiday Meat & Cheese Platter from The Frugal Foodie Mama

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Skinny Holiday Fruit Crisp from Savory Nothings

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Skinny Peppermint Milkshake from Mariah’s Pleasing Plates

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Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce from Marla Meridith

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No Bake Gingerbread Latte Bites from The Big Man’s World

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Paleo Green Bean Casserole from Holistically Engineered

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Banana Strawberry Santas from Clean & Scentsible

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 Gluten Free Gingerbread Waffles w/ Maple Cinnamon Drizzle from Natural Girl Modern World

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Cranberry Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash from Strictly Delicious

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Gingerbread Granola from Minimalist Baker

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Skinny Eggnog from Oatmeal with a Fork

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Maple Gingerbread Popcorn from Real Food Real Deals

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Healthy Gingerbread Mousse from The Almond Eater

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I am dying to know…which recipes are you most excited to make this holiday season? Let’s chat about it down in the comments!

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The 30+ BEST Clean Eating Holiday Recipes | Christmas is my favorite holiday! Oh, the food! You will find festive breakfast (donuts), healthy dinner, easy dessert, side dish (brussels sprouts), and fun snack ideas (candy canes) for kids parties or a cozy night in. Not to mention drinks, cookies, gingerbread, egg nog, green beans, and cider recipes to satisify your need for classic and comforting flavors! Most are gluten free / Paleo / low carb / dairy free, vegetarian and vegan substitutions can be made too.

Sammi Ricke

About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.

18 thoughts on “30+ Clean Eating Holiday Recipes

  1. Well, that was amazing! I seriously think I said, “Oh! I need to try that!” at every picture. 😁 Thanks so much for including my apple cider recipe in your list!

    1. Hey Raia! I knew I had to include your delicious apple cider recipe after seeing it in on Instagram. And I completely agree, every single recipe is a winner. Bring on the holidays!! Thanks for stopping by friend 🙂

    1. Hey girl! Thanks so much for the encouraging words 🙂 I can’t wait for you to try the energy bites! Your eggnog will be sure to bless our table again this year too. I can’t drink enough of it during the holidays!!

  2. That granola looks downright delicious. I will most definitely be giving that one a try! Better pin this for later!! 🙂

  3. I know the feeling! Still trying to lose weight from my last baby. (ok and maybe a little from the one before that.) I will be checking out that chocolate gingerbread muffin! I need a new one for my list. Muffins are an easy breakfast for my kids. Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog linkup.

  4. What a great collection of Holiday Recipes, can’t wait to try some! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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