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20 Amazing Healthy Gluten Free Holiday Recipes
I can’t believe it’s already December! The year went by so fast that I am starting to suspect that time is accelerating. 😀 Don’t you think?
But that’s a discussion for another blog post. Now our main focus is the upcoming holidays, what presents to buy for our loved ones, and what meals to prepare for Christmas Eve.
And you know I am here to be of your assistance and help you celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve stress-free and without compromising your healthy diet.
Yes! It is possible! And with this amazing healthy gluten free holiday recipes collection, I am going to prove it! Or at least try to do so. 😉
I have prepared for you a very special recipe round-up which contains main course meals, side dishes, and yummy desserts which do not contain gluten, white sugar, or any other artificial ingredients that might harm our precious bodies.
Let’s make the holidays healthier! How does that sound?
So, if you are ready, let’s take a look at what we have here!
Healthy Gluten Free Holiday Recipes – Desserts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan)
I couldn’t resist starting out this healthy gluten free holiday recipes collection with the desserts! 😀 Yay!
And since some of you might still be following the Nativity fast, I wanted to remind you of this delicious seasonal cookie recipe that is very easy to make! Yum!
Grab the recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan)
Low Carb Keto Cranberry Bread
The keto diet is all the rage now and it totally deserves all of our attention! If you wish to start building your beach body right now, this awesome low carb sweet bread is just for you! You will enjoy the holidays thoroughly without feeling restricted and deprived! Definitely try this recipe out!
Grab the recipe: Low Carb Keto Cranberry Bread
Coconut Peppermint Fudge
Who doesn’t like coconut? It’s super nutritious packed with healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber! But just take a look at these mouthwatering fudge blocks! Aren’t they gorgeous? I can’t wait to prepare them for Christmas!
The full recipe is right here at the bottom link!
Grab the recipe: Coconut Peppermint Fudge
Buche de Noel – Yule Log Cake
Oh, my goodness! This cake roll looks just like the store-bought ones! But this one is extremely healthy and even more delicious! With coconut flour, sour cream, and dark chocolate, I am sure I will be making this over and over again!
Grab the recipe: Buche de Noel – Yule Log Cake
Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake
Dried fruits, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup… I am simply in love with this recipe! I know that organic fresh fruits can be a bit difficult to acquire during winter, so using the dried versions is super important. You can still supply your body with essential nutrients without compromising the taste!
Grab the recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake
Coconut Protein Bounty Balls (Vegan, Chocolate Covered)
I remember how much I loved Bounty when I was a kid. Unfortunately, it is jam-packed with white sugar and other artificial and harmful additives. But if you miss this taste, just like me, let me show you one much healthier alternative which is just as yummy (if not more!) – the coconut protein bounty balls!
Grab the recipe: Coconut Protein Bounty Balls (Vegan, Chocolate Covered)
No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups
Oh, this one is gooooood! It’s probably one of the best healthy gluten free holiday recipes I have come across! It has an intoxicating mint aroma and plenty of other raw ingredients which will boost your health and wellness during the cold season! And the best part is – you do not need your oven at all! Huge time saver!
Grab the recipe: No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups
Vegan Chocolate Truffles
How does a combination of dates, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and chocolate sound? I say – super delicious and irresistible! Do you want to surprise your guests with something healthy and yummy? These little cute bites are an excellent choice! Plus, they are vegan, so it won’t ruin anyone’s fasting period! Nom nom nom…
Grab the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Keto Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping
I simply cannot believe this delicious cheesecake recipe is low carb! What a better way to sweeten our holidays without ruining our diet!
This healthy gluten-free dessert has all my favorite flavors – vanilla, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon! Yummy!
Grab the recipe: Keto Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping
Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars
Here’s proof that paleo recipes can be vegan and extremely sweet as well as healthy! This recipe has everything your body needs and zero compromises – proteins from the nuts, healthy fats from the amazing coconut oil, and nourishing carbs from the magical maple syrup!
Enjoy with no regrets and guilt!
Grab the recipe: Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars
Healthy Gluten Free Holiday Recipes – Mains and Sides
OK, we have sweetened our holidays with these awesome yummy desserts. But what about the main courses?
Below you can see some healthy gluten free holiday recipes that can successfully be prepared as main course meals and side dishes!
Roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and caramelized onions
I will be honest, I adore pistachios! I can’t simply have enough of them! But I never thought I could add them to a salad or a side dish! And OMG what a pleasant surprise it was when I saw Cardy’s recipe for this sweet Brussels sprouts dish! What an unorthodox delicious combo of pistachios, healthy cruciferous veggies, yummy fruits, and the immune-boosting maple syrup and onions! This is definitely an awesome winter recipe! Don’t miss it!
Grab the recipe: Roasted Brussels sprouts with apples
Gluten-Free Bacon Veggie Quiche
Ah, isn’t that a beauty? And what a better way to sneak some broccoli into the dish? 😉 I bet your kids won’t mind having these precious green veggies in this yummy potato/bacon mixture!
Grab the recipe: Gluten-Free Bacon Veggie Quiche
Orange and White Gratin Potatoes
And since we are on the topic of potatoes, here is another extremely delicious gratin recipe with cream and Swiss cheese! Sounds good, doesn’t it? I am already drooling over the thought of making this dish!
Grab the recipe: Orange and White Gratin Potatoes
Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Aioli
Ah, the good old meatballs! But this recipe is not like any other you have tasted! We have plenty of healthy ingredients that will make the holidays extremely pleasant and nutritious – kale, onions, cranberries, sprouts… Oh, my!
Grab the recipe: Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Aioli
I just couldn’t skip this vegan classic! If you are not fond of meat and animal products, this simple and extremely tasty recipe is for you! And I bet your whole family will thoroughly enjoy it as well!
Grab the recipe: Ratatouille Recipe
Sausage & Apple Rice
Sausage and apples? What an exotic combo but you don’t want to miss it! It’s very simple, nutritious, and healthy! The sweet and savory mix will delight your senses and you are going to ask for a refill!
Grab the recipe: Sausage & Apple Rice
Creamy Cranberry Salsa Dip
What is Christmas without a cranberry sauce or a dip? This delicious sweet and sour appetizer will get you in a holiday mood in no time! Don’t miss it!
Grab the recipe: Creamy Cranberry Salsa Dip
Egg-free Vegetable Frittata
Want an eggless frittata? No worries – Anvita & Soniya from The Belly Rules The Mind have something just for you! This awesome recipe is super yummy and extremely healthy – packed with veggies and my personal favorite – goat cheese! Even if you prefer vegan cooking, this meal is just one tweak away!
Grab the recipe: Egg-free Vegetable Frittata
Roasted Chickpeas and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Ah, I have never thought of putting chickpeas in the bell peppers stuffing and I have made a big mistake! This variation is ultra-delicious – it’s spicy, it’s healthy, and best of all – gluten-free! I bet you will want to make this dish long after the holidays are over!
Grab the recipe: Roasted Chickpeas and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Paleo Cauliflower Gratin
Few people actually consider cauliflower as their veggie of choice but this recipe will change your mind forever! This paleo gratin is the best holiday meal that won’t ruin your physique – it’s low in carbs, heavenly creamy, and super healthy! Yum!
Grab the recipe: Paleo Cauliflower Gratin
As a proud Bulgarian, I just couldn’t resist sharing this insanely yummy meal! What can I say about it – you must try it if you haven’t done so already! It’s very easy to make (even a child can do it!), it can be tweaked endlessly, and it’s low carb, Ta daa! I couldn’t think of a better dish to surprise your guests at the holiday table that can be prepared in minutes!
Grab the recipe: Mish Mash
Stay tuned for more healthy gluten free holiday recipes and articles!
‘Till next time!
Holistic living, personal development, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing enthusiast.