A Gift To You: Dherbs’ Favorite Holiday Recipes

From tasty truffles to fattening casseroles, the holidays are all about indulgence. Everyone gathers around food during the holidays, and it’s safe to say that the dishes aren’t always the healthiest. Be it unhealthy packaged food at a holiday office party or a dessert that contains refined grains and excess sugars at a family dinner, holiday meals are not kind to your waistline. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

 

We always strive to tell people, whether they are cleansing or not, that they can enjoy delectable dishes that don’t compromise health around the holidays. While it is important to allow yourself some small indulgences here and there, the focus should be on nutritious meals that don’t make you scream after you eat them and get on the scale. The best part about healthy holiday meals is that they don’t need to lack flavor. In fact, we encourage you to add all of the seasonings to make the meals stand out.

 

The problem with making meals during the holidays is that most people revert to what they know, and that is not always the healthiest road to travel. Searching for healthy meals that look appetizing can be a struggle, which is why we are saving you the hassle and sharing our favorite holiday recipes with you. The first five recipes are raw vegan options and the second five are vegan. Pick and choose which ones you want to make and let us know how you like them.

 

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Energy Bites:

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These energy bites are utterly decadent and taste like the holidays. Enjoy one bite after the next guilt free! You’ll love them!

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Raw Vegan Eggnog Smoothie:

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This raw vegan eggnog is creamy, rich and everything you want from this holiday favorite. Try this smoothie and let us know how you like it.

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Broccoli Christmas Tree With A Raw Ranch Dip:

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Bring some raw vegan influence to your holiday appetizer table by assembling a superfood broccoli Christmas tree with a raw ranch dip.

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Seasonal Pomegranate Kale Salad:

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This salad is packed with vibrant flavors and lots of antioxidants. You’ll be surprised by how well the flavors pair in one healthy bowl.

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Cinnamon Spiced Pear With Sweet Coconut Crumble:

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It’s rare to find a dessert that is both low in calories and fat…until now. Curl up with a warm cup of tea and enjoy this spiced dessert.

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Vegan Holiday Recipes

The Best Vegan Gingerbread Cookies:

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Good vegan gingerbread cookies are hard to come by. Luckily, we have this delicious recipe you can use for your holiday cookie platter.

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Turmeric Hot Chocolate:

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Are you looking for a healthier hot chocolate option during these colder months? It’s time to try this warming, anti-inflammatory beverage!

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The Best Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole:

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This holiday dish is a sweet and savory casserole that can be made in no time. If you need some last minute inspiration, make this dish.

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Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Fresh Cranberries:

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Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! Cinnamon, sweet potatoes, and cranberries are what the holidays are all about. Impress your holiday party with this dish.

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Vegan Blackberry, Apple, And Gingerbread Crumble:

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Whether you’re baking this for a party or reserving it for the family table, this healthy dessert is sure to be a real crowd pleaser.

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Sources:

https://iheartvegetables.com/21-healthy-holiday-recipes/

https://www.culinarynutrition.com/30-best-healthy-holiday-recipes/

2019-12-20T13:14:31-07:00