Healthy Christmas: 150 Calories or Less Holiday Recipes (2024)

Sides/Appetizers

We’re starting with sides & appetizers! These recipes can be made ahead and/or the day off! All recipes are under 150 calories and can be made for Christmas or added to your meal to get your veggies in over the next few weeks!

Garlic Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 35 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 7

Nutrition: Calories: 137 Fat: 5g Carbs: 20g Protein: 3g

Get ready for a flavour explosion with these garlic-roasted parmesan potatoes! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with a kick of garlic goodness and a generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese. It’s the ultimate comfort food upgrade that’ll have you reaching for seconds – no shame!

Butternut Squash Mash

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 80 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 6

Nutrition: Calories: 76 Fat: 6g Carbs: 5g Protein: 0g

We’re talking about my recipe for delicious butternut squash mash- the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu and to enjoy all fall! This is a great low-calorie, vegetarian, & keto-friendly option that can perfectly replace traditional mashed potatoes.

Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 50 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 7

Nutrition: Calories: 83 Fat: 5g Carbs: 10g Protein: 0g

The perfect Christmas side dish recipe- oven-roasted honey-glazed carrots! This recipe is insanely easy to make, a delicious healthy option, and sure to impress your guests this holiday season!

Roasted Acorn Squash

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 45 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 7

Nutrition: Calories: 145 Fat: 8g Carbs: 14g Protein: 1g

An easy recipe for acorn squash that’s healthy, super delicious, and the perfect addition to your fall menu! For this recipe, we’re doing a roasted acorn squash topped with herbs, garlic, and romano cheese to make this an irresistible dish to have as a side for your next dinner!

Air Fryer Asparagus

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 6

Nutrition: Calories: 107 Fat: 6g Carbs: 8g Protein: 5g

This recipe is straightforward to make and is ready in less than 15 minutes. This asparagus recipe is made with 5 ingredients and is a great vegan side dish you can serve for your Christmas or holiday dinner!

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 27 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 5

Nutrition: Calories: 68 Fat: 5g Carbs: 4g Protein: 1g

Believe me when I say I never liked brussels sprouts until I ate them crispy! The air fryer does an amazing job at crisping them up, and this recipe only needs a few ingredients to make them delicious.

Burrata Appetizer Board

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By: Your Healthy Beginning

Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 8

Nutrition: Calories: 170 Fat: 2g Carbs: 21g Protein: 5g

The easiest burrata appetizer board you can serve to friends, family, or just enjoy yourself! This burrata recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes and the perfect vegetarian option to serve for holidays, family gatherings, or Friday night with the girls!

Sauteed Zucchini and Squash

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By: The Low Carb Life

Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 10

Nutrition: Calories: 66 Fat: 4g Carbs: 7g Protein: 2g

Zucchini & squash are an easy vegetable to whip up & be the perfect addition to your holiday menus. This recipe for sauteed zucchini & squash includes tomato, which brings in a pop of red! This is a great idea for a holiday-themed dish to match those green & red decorations!

Baked Zucchini Chips

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By: Cooking LSL

Prep/Cook Time: 20 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 7

Nutrition: Calories: 105 Fat: 9g Carbs: 2g Protein: 4g

Crusty zucchinis are a great appetizer to serve to your guests this holiday season! Make sure to salt them to release all that water before baking to make them very crispy! This is also a low carb option for anyone following the keto diet.

Italian Baked Zucchini And Tomatoes

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By: Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Prep/Cook Time: 40 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 9

Nutrition: Calories: 140 Fat: 10g Carbs: 8g Protein: 6g

Another recipe that fits the Christmas spirit with red & green! This is an Italian-style zucchini and cherry tomatoes with the addition of Parasmen cheese to give it that salty taste.

Healthier Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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By: Megan- Skinny Fitalicious

Prep/Cook Time: 45 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 6

Nutrition: Calories: 59 Fat: 1g Carbs: 15g Protein: 4g

If you’re going to try any of these recipes, I think this is my number 1 choice. It still has the classic potato but mixes in the cauliflower to help bring down those calories. Megan also uses greek yogurt & almond milk to get this recipe to have LESS than 1g of fat per serving! You really can’t go wrong with this recipe, so I highly recommend giving it a try!

Easy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccolini

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By: Whitney Bond

Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 5

Nutrition: Calories: 125 Fat: 7g Carbs: 9g Protein: 7g

If you’re a broccoli lover, these Garlic Parmesan Broccolini by Whitney Bond is the way to go! This recipe only has 5 ingredients & is ready in only 5 minutes. This is a nutritious & beautiful dish to add to your dinner table this Christmas!

Desserts

For weight loss desserts, I decided to go with desserts that are primarily ingredient is fruit. Natural sugars will always be better than processed, so you can feel good about eating these throughout the holidays!

Fruit Pizza/Wreath

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By: Nest of Posies

Baked Peaches

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By: I Heart Nap Time- Jamielyn

Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes

Number of Ingredients: 4

Nutrition: Calories: 60 Fat: 2g Carbs: 11g Protein: 0g

This may not work for those in colder climates, as peaches are hard to come by, but if you’re in a warmer climate with delicious peaches, this is a great 60 calorie dessert to serve for Christmas Dinner!

Fruit Christmas Tree

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By: Iowa Girl Eats

Prep/Cook Time: Not Specified

Number of Ingredients: 10

Nutrition: Not Specified

It really doesn’t get any healthier than this Christmas Fruit Tree for the holidays! The middle of the dessert is a pineapple, and pear & toothpicks are used to keep the fruit together! This is a fun idea to make the day before Christmas Day and making eating healthy fun.

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

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By: This Healthy Table

Prep/Cook Time: 8

Number of Ingredients: 3

Nutrition: 98 Fat: 4g Carbs: 14g Protein: 1g

If you’re looking for a super simple healthy dessert to make, these pomegranate chocolate bites are the way to go! Ready in under 10 minutes, and only 3 ingredients. You really can’t beat this!

Baked Pear

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By: Feeding the Fam

Prep/Cook Time: 32

Number of Ingredients: 8

Nutrition: 155 Fat: 7g Carbs: 24g Protein: 0g

For our last but not least dessert, we have these delicious baked bears stuffed with oats! Now I know this is over the 150 calorie limit, but 5 calories won’t make a difference if you enjoy it.

There you have 15 delicious recipes for a weight loss Christmas in 2020! At the end of the day, make sure you’re making dishes you like, it is Christmas after all! However, if you’re looking to watch your calories this holiday season, these recipes will fit the bill!

Want to see more delicious recipes? Check out my other articles below, and make sure to share this article with other health & fitness friends!

Happy Holidays!

Healthy Christmas: 150 Calories or Less Holiday Recipes (2024)

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