10 Recipes to Lighten Up Your Holiday Comfort Foods


Admit it: we all look forward to the holidays because it gives us license to indulge in some of our all-time favorite comfort foods. At the same time, we know you want to be health-conscious where you can, too, and oftentimes the tricky part is nailing a healthy recipe that actually hits the spot. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. From low-carb mashed potatoes to vegan desserts, you won’t be sorry if you try one of these lightened-up versions of your holiday favorites.

Vegetarian Chili

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Get the recipe: vegetarian chili

Stuffed Squash With Quinoa, Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Image Source: Delightful Mom Food
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Get the recipe: quinoa chili

Paleo Pot Pie

Image Source: Wicket Spatula

Get the recipe: paleo pot pie

Paleo Chocolate Pudding

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Get the recipe: paleo chocolate pudding

Light French Onion Soup

Image Source: The Butter Half

Get the recipe:light french onion soup

Herb-Roasted Tri-Color Carrots

Image Source: Averie Cooks

Get the recipe: herb-roasted tri-color carrots

Healthy Shrimp and Grits

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Get the recipe: healthy shrimp and grits

Gluten-Free Gnocchi With Pomodoro Zucchini Pasta

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Cranberry Maple Lentil Loaf

Image Source: Cotter Crunch

Get the recipe: cranberry maple lentil loaf

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