Swap creamy, calorie-laden vegetable dishes for roasted vegetables. Roasting enhances flavors, and you can use a variety of colorful veggies for a festive touch.
Replace some or all of your mashed potatoes with cauliflower mash. It's lower in carbs and calories while providing a similar texture and taste.
Opt for a grilled or oven-baked turkey instead of a deep-fried one. This reduces the calorie and fat content while still delivering a delicious main course.
Use Greek yogurt as a base for dips instead of sour cream. It's lower in fat and higher in protein, providing a healthier option for your holiday appetizers.
When making or buying chocolate treats, choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate. Dark chocolate contains less sugar and more antioxidants, offering potential health benefits.
Make your cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries instead of using canned versions that may contain added sugars. You can control the sweetness and add natural ingredients like orange zest.
If you're making holiday-themed pizzas, consider using a whole grain or cauliflower crust instead of a traditional one for a healthier alternative.
Instead of traditional fruit cake loaded with sugars and fats, opt for a fresh fruit salad. It's a colorful and nutritious alternative.