The holiday season is a beautiful time for making memories with family and friends, counting our blessings, and, of course, enjoying delicious food! You can enjoy all the beloved flavors of the season without sacrificing your healthy eating habits. We’re here to help with this collection of our favorite holiday recipes that are all Wellness Way approved!
Each recipe featured here is gluten-free and dairy-free, but remember to avoid your unique food allergies when making your nutrition choices.
We hope these recipes bring joy to your holiday kitchen as you celebrate the season in good health!
Chai-Spiced Baked Donuts
Chai-Spiced Baked Donuts: The spiced flavor of these baked donuts will remind you of a delicious cup of chai tea. Pair these donuts with a warm mug of Happy Day Coffee for a truly indulgent (but healthy!) morning treat.
Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal: This autumnal baked oatmeal is super tasty and a Wellness Way fan favorite. It’s a great make-ahead dish to enjoy throughout the week.
Pumpkin Chip Bread
Skip the refined sugar and enjoy this naturally sweetened bread instead! Low-glycemic xylitol, applesauce, and dark chocolate chips add sweetness to this seasonal treat.
Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup
Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup: Coconut milk adds extra silkiness to this warming soup. Freshly grated ginger and minced garlic add zing, flavor, and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soup: Diced apple lends subtle sweetness to this soup, while the addition of one potato adds creaminess without the need for dairy or nut milk.
Glazed Nuts: Set out bowls of glazed nuts as an appetizer at parties, or package them up in glass jars tied with a ribbon for beautiful, festive holiday gifts!
Dairy-Free Crab Dip
Dairy-Free Crab Dip: Made with almond-based cream cheese spread, herbs, and wild-caught crab meat, this dairy-free twist on crab dip is addictively good! Serve it with whole grain gluten-free crackers as a fancy appetizer.
Sides & Sauces
Cranberry Orange Sauce
Cranberry Orange Sauce: This cranberry sauce recipe is naturally sweetened with xylitol and maple syrup. Once you see how easy it is to make your own homemade sauce, you’ll never go back to store-bought!
Gluten-Free Stuffing: Our gluten-free stuffing recipe is dairy-free and can also be made vegan if you use an egg replacer. Of course, we used apple cider vinegar and some of our other favorite ingredients, but it still has the classic flavor of traditional stuffing.
Mashed Faux ‘Tatoes
Mashed Faux ‘Tatoes: Looking for a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes? Try this recipe for faux mashed potatoes made with cauliflower, onions, herbs, and garlic.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes. They are also packed with nutrients like fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants.
Thanksgiving Turkey: Roasted turkey is an easy dish to make allergy-friendly. Instead of using inflammatory hydrogenated oils or butter to baste the bird, we use avocado oil, a stable cooking fat that is safe to use at high temperatures.
Cacao-Crusted Sirloin Tip Roast
Cacao-Crusted Sirloin Tip Roast: Cacao and sirloin? Absolutely! The richness of the cacao marries beautifully with the spices and brown sugar, giving you a roast with flavor that can’t be beat.
Lemon Salmon: Looking for a lighter holiday main dish? Go with salmon! We love wild-caught salmon for its anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats. Make roasted salmon festive by pairing it with cranberry sauce. Trust us, it’s delicious!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Pie: Our allergy-friendly pumpkin pie is free of eggs, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. Enjoy it topped with coconut whipped cream or your favorite non-dairy ice cream.
Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies: Who said cookies couldn’t be healthy? These pumpkin oat cookies are super tasty, low in added sugar, and are the perfect seasonal afternoon snack or treat to pack in your kids’ lunch (or yours)!
Peppermint Chocolate Bark
Peppermint Chocolate Bark: A holiday staple! Our healthy spin on peppermint bark is made with allergy-friendly chocolate chips, raw cacao, coconut oil, essential oils, and organic candy canes.
Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Gluten-Free Apple Crisp: Apple crisp is the quintessential fall and winter dessert! But this one is so delicious, you may find yourself making it every season of the year. Enjoy topped with coconut whipped cream or dairy-free ice cream.