Real Food Holiday Recipes

As the countdown continues to two of our favorite food-centered holidays, I wanted to share some of my favorite real food recipes with you. Below you’ll find 40+ recipes to enjoy this holiday season. . . some more traditional, some less.

The bottom line is that you can have your *pie* and eat it too. Making simple upgrades to traditional holiday recipes is a great strategy to soften the blow (aka sugar rush, weight gain, and sluggish feeling) of the holidays. Put a healthier spin on the holidays and give some of these quick and easy recipes a try. Just keep in mind that while these recipes are all dairy free, gluten free, and made with real food ingredients, some of them are not low in calories or fat. Enjoy them (in moderation)!

40+ Real Food Holiday Recipes

Breakfast or BrunchSweet Potato Hash Browns

Soups, Salads, and Sides

Breads, Muffins, and DessertsAlmond Crusted Pumpkin Pie


*Added since originally published

Do you have a favorite “healthified” holiday recipe? Post your recipe with link in the comments below. -Erin

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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