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Healthy Happy Holiday Recipe Ideas

Danielle Cortez, RD | Nutrition Specialist
/ November 18, 2021
Healthy Happy Holiday Recipe Ideas

Season’s greetings! For this recipe post, we wanted to highlight past Enara recipes that would fit perfectly into your holiday meals without feeling like you’re losing sight of your health goals. There are plenty of ways to partake in the joys of the season without sacrificing flavor. Here are some past blog recipes to inspire you:

Breakfast Ideas

Many of you may have visitors staying at your home this year, asking for bacon, french toast and sausage. Why not offer a variation on a brunch idea, like this oatmeal alternative, on the go egg bites, pancakes, or my favorite, bread pudding reimagined? These dishes are sure to make even the most discerning palates happy for a cozy and clean holiday breakfast.


Side Dishes

If you’re headed to a large gathering, chances are you’ll be bringing a dish. Make it a dish you feel comfortable eating that won’t derail your weight loss or maintenance efforts, but that will also impress your loved ones. Dishes like this veggie side dish, yummy farro, holiday salad, meaty cauliflower, or hearty vegetarian side


Main Dish

Are you in charge of protein this year? Look no further than these recipes that are slimmed down versions of hearty favorites. We love the Mock shepherd’s pie, instant pot beef, chicken shawarma or yummy bean burger.



Everyone loves an appetizer. Try to take one serving of a few things on one plate and perhaps bring with you a lighter option, such as stuffed mushrooms, meatballs, ceviche, or more stuffed mushrooms.


And don’t forget; it’s all about what you do between the holiday meals that really matter. Sticking with your program and making dishes at home like chicken chili verde, this shrimp fave, yummy chicken, or a light fish dish to keep on hand during that busy social season will really help keep you feeling like you’re honoring your health while still enjoying what the holidays have to offer. You can also check out our Mindful Eating for the Holiday Season classes for more helpful strategies. Enjoy!

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