It wouldn’t be the holidays without gathering with friends & family (whether that’s virtually or in-person). The holidays also usually include some traditionally festive foods! Unfortunately, these dishes aren’t always the healthiest. Trying out healthy alternatives is a great way to continue eating those traditional holiday foods, while adding a nutritious spin to it. And who knows, this may be your new traditional holiday food!

Let’s keep the taste and tradition but cut the calories or carb!

Check out some of the recipes that we have gathered.


Easy Party Bruschetta (Taste of Home)

Deviled Eggs (Eating Well)

Herbed Goat Cheese (Cooking Light)

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans (Taste of Home)

Muffin Tin Quiches (Diabetic Living)

Deconstructed Crab Roll (Diabetic Living)

Side Dishes:

Chili-Fried Potatoes (Health)


Roasted Vegetable Lasagna (Kraft)

Texas Lemon Shrimp (Taste of Home)

Deep Dish Taco Pizza (Health)

Desserts & Drinks:

Sugar-Free Holiday Nog (Taste of Home)

Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies (Diabetic Gourmet)

Dutch Apple Pie Tarletes (Taste of Home) 


The holidays can be a hard time to keep your diet in check. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to some of the most popular holiday foods!

Disclaimer Statement: This is for educational purposes only and not intended as medical advice. For individual medical advice, contact your healthcare practitioner.