10 Low-Calorie Holiday Recipes

Christian Coulson
Updated: June 14, 2020
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You’ve been good all year but now that holiday season is here, you’re a little scared of gaining some weight.

But don’t worry, there are plenty of dishes you can cook that can help you stay on track with your weight loss goals.

Here are 10 mouth-watering low-calorie holiday recipes.

1. Brown-Butter Brussels Sprout

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Brussel Sprouts are a fantastic side dish as they are low-calorie and packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Their high fiber content will help you stay full for longer and prevent you from snacking too much on sweets during the party.

Find the recipe by Fitness Magazine here: Brown-Butter Brussels Sprouts

2. Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

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Chicken is, for the most part, a lean meat high in protein.

Protein is digested slowly, which will keep you full for longer. It will also give your metabolism a temporary boost.

Find the recipe by Eating Well here: Roasted Chicken With Pomegranate Glaze

3. Butternut Squash Fritters

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This delicious recipe is low-carb and easy to make. You only need four ingredients: butternut squash, sage, eggs, and almond flour.

Find the recipe by The Iron You here: Butternut Squash Fritters

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4. Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

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Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods, they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and have a little sweet taste without having to add anything else.

Make these potatoes with some extra virgin olive oil, thyme, and a pinch of cinnamon.

Find the recipe by Eating Bird Food here: Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

5. Massaged Raw Kale Salad

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Kale is known for being a little hard, however, massaging the kale will soften the greens making them perfect for a salad.

These are also packed in nutrients and fiber.

Find the recipe by Skinny Taste here: Massaged Raw Kale Salad

6. Seared Cod with Pineapple Slaw

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Just like chicken, fish is another great source of lean protein.

Having white fish instead of fatty meats like steak, pork, and salmon will help you get enough protein without the extra calories.

This recipe is great for those who like a little bit of sweet and spice in their food.

Find the recipe by Have a Plant here: Seared Cod with Pineapple Slaw

7. Low-Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies

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If you’re looking for something sweet, these cookies are a great alternative as they are made with half the normal amount of butter.

Find the recipe by The Spruce Eats here: Low-Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies

8. Buttered Dilly New Potatoes

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Another fabulous and quick potato recipe.

This recipe only takes about 5 minutes to prep and 30 to cook.

Find the recipe by The Seasoned Mom here: Buttered Dilly New Potatoes

9. Honey-Mustard Glazed Carrots

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Carrots are another great fiber source, and the best part? It’ll only take you 20 minutes to roast these sweet boys.

Find the recipe by Joyful Healthy Eats here: Honey-Mustard Glazed Carrots

10. Skinny Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

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If you’re still looking for something sweet, you’ve got to try this pumpkin spice bread pudding.

At only 155 calories per serving, this bread pudding has fewer calories than the original, which has about 600 calories.

Find the recipe by SkinnyMs. here: Skinny Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

I hope you loved these 10 low-calorie holiday recipes!

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