Delicious – and nutritious! – holiday recipes to keep you on track

You try and you try to eat well all year long. But when the holidays come around, healthy eating seems to go out the window. So, we tracked down four good-for-you recipes that will indulge your holiday cravings without the calories.

1. Crispy, creamy stuffed mushrooms*

This is sure to become your go-to appetizer recipe. Bake these mushroom caps to golden brown perfection and bit into its decadent, creamy filling that’s topped off with a satisfying crunch.

2. Parsnip-Cumin Soup

Try this rich and satisfying soup is sure to warm you up on those cold winter nights. It’s creamy, hearty – and dairy-free, too!

3. Cardamom-Glazed Carrots**

This is a tasty take on the classic side dish. The cardamom, fresh ginger, and brown sugar create a sweet and savory glaze the whole family is sure to love.

4. Mini Pecan Pies

Satisfy your holiday sweet tooth with these decadent treats. These pies may be mini, but they’re full-size on flavor, using mini-muffin tins keeps the calories in check. Plus, they’re easy to make!

To make these recipes even healthier, our nutrition team recommends the following substitutions:
*For the stuffed mushrooms, replace the cream cheese with 1/4 cup low-fat feta and add chopped spinach.
**For the glazed carrots, cut the sugar in half and eliminate the butter.