The holidays are about enjoying family and friends, and of course, enjoying yourself. But we all know that this always involves a lot of food - usually in excess, and not so healthy.
The good news is, you absolutely can enjoy yourself, the company, and your meals, without feeling like you need to restrict yourself too much, and more importantly, without feeling heavy and bloated after each meal!
The key lies in taking some time to make a few meals at home, where you can control what ingredients you use, and make sure the meals are compatible with your preferred healthy diet and lifestyle - while still being seasonal, holiday-themed and absolutely delicious!
And I highly suggest that you invite your friends/family to cook with you - it's part of the holiday fun!
Here are 6 of my favorite year-end Holiday Recipes (for a complete, awesome dinner) that you, your family and friends will love. Plus, these dishes are filled with good-quality nutrition, contain no gluten, dairy, nor preservatives, use only healthy oils, and no processed junk!
Main Dish: Whole Turkey with Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Stuffing and Gravy
Sides: Simple Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Basil Cashew Cream, Garlicky Winter Greens, Maple & Sage Roasted Butternut Squash with Pine Nuts, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sage & Walnuts
Dessert: Sweet Potato Pudding
And lastly, here is a link to my favorite Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding, which is great for breakfast, snack or dessert!
Try these out, take pictures, and let me know your thoughts (including your versions/sustitutivos, etc). P.S. The gluten-free bread in the turkey stuffing recipe is great to make all year long, if that's something you're willing to try!