It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us! Cue the work parties, family gatherings, and potluck dinners. Sticking to healthy eating habits this time of year can be a challenge for many. That’s why we wanted to make your menu planning easy and fun! With the help of our dietitian colleagues, we compiled these go-to healthy holiday recipes to inspire you this season. Check out these delicious breakfast ideas, appetizer options, drinks, entrees, tasty desserts, and more with these 50 Must Try Holiday Recipes!

50 Must Try Holiday Recipes

Breakfast

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Patricia Bannan, MS, RD (shown above)
Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes, Brittany Poulson, RD, Your Choice Nutrition

Creamy Coconut Chia Pudding with Pomegranate, Kristine Pfeifer Duncan, Veg Girl RD (shown above)
Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Oatmeal, Sarah Schlichter, MS, RD, Bucket List Tummy
Whole Wheat Lemon Cranberry Scones, Josten Fish, RD, Muscle and Manna

Dips and Sauces

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Parsnips, Lizzie Streit, RD, It’s a Veg World Afterall (shown above)
Apple Cranberry Sauce, Whitney Reist, RD, Sweet Cayenne
Cranberry Orange Salsa, Brittany Poulson, RD, Your Choice Nutrition
Ginger Spiced Cranberry Sauce made with Chia, Lauren O’Connor, MS, RD, Nutri Savvy Health

Beverages

Pomegranate Lime Spritzer, Rebecca Clyde, RD, Nourish Nutrition (shown above)
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Mimosa, Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, Champagne Nutrition

Nuts

Maple Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts, Jenny Shea Rawn, MS, RD, My Cape Cod Kitchen (shown above)
Dirty Chai Spiced Pecans, Leanne Ray, MS, RD
Salted Honey Sesame Almonds, Judy Barbe, RD, Live Best

Appetizers

California Cheese & Sweet Potato Crostini, Two Ways, Katie Sullivan Morford, RD, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook (shown above)
Holiday Veggie Dip Platter, Shahzadi Uzma Devje, RD, Delicious RD
Baked Brie with Pecans and Pears, Caryn Fasko, RD, Delicious and Nutritious
Turkey Veggie Platter, Amy Gorin, MS, RD

Salads

Holiday Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate, Kara Lydon, RD, The Foodie Dietitian (shown above)
Beet Butternut Squash Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette, Sarah Schlichter, MS, RD, Bucket List Tummy
Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad, Erin Cooper, RD, Cashews & Quinoa
Warm Kale Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing, Rebecca Clyde, RD, Nourish Nutrition
Fall Harvest Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad, Samina Qureshi, RD, Wholesome Start
Easy Warm Butternut Squash, Lentil and Cranberry Salad, Sarah Remmer, RD

Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Hazelnuts, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kara Lydon, RD, The Foodie Dietitian
Curry Pumpkin Soup, Rebecca Clyde, RD, Nourish Nutrition
Instant Pot Beef & Butternut Squash Chili, Katie Sullivan Morford, RD, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Entrees

Pork Chop Skillet with Cranberry Apple Pan Sauce, Whitney Reist, RD, Sweet Cayenne (shown above)
Seasoned Lentils with Cranberry and Walnuts, Lauren O’Connor, MS, RD, Nutri Savvy Health
Turkey Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Katie Sullivan Morford, RD, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Baked Polenta and Mushroom Casserole, Maggie Farley,MS, RD, Meals With Maggie (shown above)
Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash, Kara Lydon, RD, The Foodie Dietitian

Side Dishes

My Favorite Thanksgiving Stuffing, Stacey Mattinson, RD (shown above)
Lightened Up Pesto Potato Gratin, Jenna Braddock, RD, Make Healthy Easy

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oatmeal Streusel, Kara Hochreiter, RD, Byte Sized Nutrition (shown above)
Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes, Lindsey Janeiro, RD, Nutrition Fit

Turnip and Beet Gratin with Gruyere, Lizzie Streit, RD, It’s a Veg World Afterall (shown above)
Roasted Delicata Squash with Pepita Pesto, Leanne Ray, MS, RD
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans, Jennifer Hunt, RD

Vegetables

Green Beans with Pecans, Cranberries & Parmesan, Karman Meyer, RD, The Nutrition Adventure (shown above)
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate & Hummus, Edwina Clark, RD
Orange-Scented Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Jill Stern Weisenberger, MS, RD
Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts, Lindsey Janeiro, RD, Nutrition Fit

Desserts

Dark Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie, Rachel Hartley, RD (shown above)
Orange Cranberry Tart, Judy Barbe, RD, Live Best
Healthy Homemade Gingerbread Cookies, Sarah Remmer, RD

Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée, Jenny Shea Rawn, MS, RD, My Cape Cod Kitchen (shown above)
Pecan Sweet Potato Pie, Tracee Yablon Brenner, RD, Triad to Wellness
No-Bake Chocolate & Pumpkin Cookies, Edwina Clark, RD

For more healthy holiday inspiration, check out:

Supplements to Keep You Healthy During the Holiday Season
18 of the Best Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Recipes