25 Best Healthy Holiday Sides and Appetizers
We love the holidays, but we definitely don’t love feeling overstuffed and uncomfortable after a holiday meal. We wholeheartedly believe that the holiday season can be delicious, satisfying and support our health all at once. During a holiday dinner, the main focus of the meal – the turkey or another bird – is fairly simple to cook nutritiously by using an organic source and using simple seasonings like healthy oils, herbs and sea salt. It’s everything that goes along with the holiday meal, particularly those holiday sides and appetizers, that tend to be loaded with processed foods, excess sugar, inflammatory oils, gluten and various dairy products.
That’s why we’re sharing our 25 best healthy holiday sides and appetizers you can use to brighten up your table and aid your vibrant health at the same time!
And if you’re looking for more holiday recipes, check out these posts:
25 Best Holiday Sides and Appetizers
Sweet Potatoes with Kale + Caramelized Onions
Sweet Potatoes with Kale + Caramelized Onions by Calm Eats
This is one of those easy and healthy holiday sides that everyone in the family will adore.
Maple Cranberry Brussels Sprouts
Maple Cranberry Brussels Sprouts by Pure + Simple Nourishment
Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that many people hate until they’ve had them cooked the right way. With a hint of sweetness from dried cranberries and maple syrup, this recipe is sure to convert the haters.
Chickpea-Free Hummus 3 Ways
Chickpea-Free Hummus 3 Ways by Eat Spin Run Repeat (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
Love hummus, but don’t want your guests tooting all evening? Try these 3 bean-free hummus recipes using beets, carrots and zucchini. Of course, they are delicious, but they also make a gorgeous and fancy-looking holiday plate.
Herby Gluten-Free + Vegan Biscuits
Herby Gluten-Free + Vegan Biscuits by A Saucy Kitchen
Can it be true? Yes! These fluffy gluten-free and vegan biscuits are perfect for your holiday table. You may want to double the batch – otherwise fighting over the last one may ensue!
Vegan Cultured Butter