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Delicious Healthy Holiday Books and Recipes

Delicious Healthy Holiday Meals 

Most of us love the holidays and the scrumptiously delicious foods that are available in abundance throughout November and December. At the same time many of us worry a little (or a lot) about over eating and eating too many rich foods that we should probably not be eating (at least not in large quantities). How do we deal with that cognitive dissonance (conflicting beliefs/behaviors)? It is tough, but it can be done.

To help myself and all of you, I have put together a list of books, videos, and recipes. Hopefully, it will help all of us get through the holidays with less mental conflict and guilt and at the same time let us enjoy the holidays in a deliciously healthy way – without gaining extra pounds. ENJOY!


Naughty Holiday Recipes Made Healthy! [Kindle Edition] ~ Dr. Kristen Harvey.

Everyone loves the holidays but they don’t love the imminent weight gain that seems to happen. But this year the weight gain does not have to happen. Pick up this quick 48-page Kindle eBook and you can still cook delicious, decadent tasting holiday recipes just a healthier version of them.

Healthy Holidays (Spiral-bound) ~ Chef Heather Haxo Phillips.

In this 48-page spiral bound book you will find out how you can still enjoy delicious holiday meals without packing on the pounds. It may only be 48 pages, but it’s packed full of savory recipes for holiday drinks, appetizers, entrees and more.

The Healthy Holiday Cookbook: Quick, Easy, Tasty and Affordable Recipes for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Other Celebrations [Kindle Edition] ~ Jessica King.

This book is broken down into eight different chapters – New Year Delights, Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Recipes, Scary Tasty Halloween, Eating too Much for Thanksgiving, A Taste of the Holidays, Hannukah, Other Holiday Treats and Conclusion. With the different chapters to choose from you’re sure to find some tasty recipes for the Holidays. And better yet, they’re healthy recipes!.

Healthy Holiday Guide: 7 Tips to Stay Healthy and Skip the Weight Gain ~ Kim Hiatt.

If you are looking for quick, easy, and healthy holiday recipes, pick up this 94-page book. The author provides seven simple to follow tips that will help you keep the weight gain, this holiday season, away.

25 Holiday Gluten-free Recipes Home-made Delicious and healthy ~ Carolyn DeLong.

This holiday season if you’re eating gluten-free (or have family/friends who are) and wanting to avoid the inevitable holiday weight gain, this book is for you. You’ll find sweet and savory recipes such as Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Dinner, Gingerbread Cookies and many more.

Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday [Kindle Edition] ~ Rogene A. Robbins.

With over 20 recipes to choose from, there’s something so savory and delicious about these recipes that your family and friends won’t even know they are healthy. You won’t find just recipes in this 70-page Kindle book either. The author says that holidays aren’t just about food so it’s not surprising that one section of the book is devoted to and titled that – “Making the Holidays about More than Food”.

Healthy n’ Wholesome – Holiday Favorites Cookbook: Awesome Healthy Cookbook for Beginners ~ Healthy n’ Wholesome.

Now you can eat healthy during the holidays too. And just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to skimp on taste. Grab this book and you’ll find mouth watering holiday recipes so quick and easy that even a beginner can prepare them. From recipes like Sweet Potato Pie, Collard Greens, Fruit Cake, Eggnog and more, you’re sure to find something that will suit even the pickiest eater.

Delicious Holiday Recipes: Cook Fast, Eat Healthy Even On A Tight Budget ~ Kelly Klein.

This cookbook offers 98 pages of easy, healthy and budget-friendly holiday recipes. What more could you ask for? From Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes to Turkey Patties to Orange Gelatin Salad and Sugar Cookies, you’ll have several mouth-watering recipes to choose from.

Your Healthy Holidays Mini-Cookbook 2013 (Holiday Entertaining) [Kindle Edition] ~ Sorcha MacMurrough, Shanna Murchison & Evelyn Trimborn.

This is exactly what it says it is – a mini cookbook but your family and friends will thank you for picking up a copy of it when you tantalize their taste buds with mouth-watering goodness such as roast pork with cranberry glaze, broccoli with lemon butter sauce, low-fat peanut butter cookies, and more.

Delicious Healthy Holiday Recipes and Videos

Main Dishes

Shrimp Cocktail - Image by Bryan Thatcher
Image by Bryan Thatcher

Shrimp Cocktail

Pork Medallions & Cherry Sauce

Christmas Salad With Pancetta, Chanterelles And Pine Nuts

Ginger Glazed Duck

Honey-Glazed Ham

Braised Lamb Shanks - Image by Albert Lynn
Image by Albert Lynn

Braised Lamb Shanks

Christmas Turkey

Crab Eggs Benedict

Filet Mignon

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Christmas Roast Lamb Rosemary & Garlic


Side Dishes

Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto 

Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Oil & Salt Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Oil and Salt

Glazed Butternut Squash 

Green Beans with Pearl Onions

Roasted Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Winter Fruit Salad

Green Bean Almondine Recipe

Roasted Garlic and Cayenne Kale Chips



White Chocolate Krispies 

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Meringues 

Eggless Chocolate Cheesecake 

Pumpkin Ice Cream with Ginger Cake
Image by Dave Beckett

Pumpkin, Ginger And Nutmeg Ice Cream 

Iced Gingerbread Cookies

Peppermint Brownie Truffles-Fast & Easy

No-Cook Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

November Apple Kuchen

Image by clkohan
Image by clkohan

Iced Sugar Cookies