Gorge Without The Guilt: Healthy Holiday Food Swaps

One of the best parts of the holiday season is sharing food with those you love. Though this can make weight loss during this time of year very difficult. This Thanksgiving try swapping some of your favorite recipes for healthier versions that promise to be just as delicious!

Our Top Swaps

Instead of: Honey Baked Ham

Try: Roast Turkey- we love this simple yet delicious recipe from theyummylife.com! The recipe is gluten free and paleo and has step by step instructions that are easy to follow, even for someone who has never roasted a turkey before.


Instead of: Mashed Potatoes

Try: Garlic Butter Cauli-Mash- this simple 5 ingredient recipe from wholesomeyum.com is so good, you may never want to return to your traditional mash!

Instead of: Candied Yams

Try:Skinny Sweet Potato Casserole– Your new holiday staple! Light and healthy, this recipe from jessicainthekitchen.com has the same warm comfort food feeling with only a fraction of the calories.


Instead of: Green Bean Casserole

Try: Roasted Green Beans-Green bean casserole is holiday staple, and your recipe probably goes back generations.  However, the calorie count can leave you feeling pretty guilty. Switch it up this year with some roasted green beans instead and enjoy all the same flavors with none of the guilt! We love this recipe from skinnytaste.com.skinnytaste.com.


Instead of: Yeast Rolls

Try: Keto Rolls- Try a roll that is just as complimentary but uses gut-friendly coconut flour instead of the heavy white flour and yeast. This recipe from sugarfreemom.com is the perfect fluffy companion to your holiday dinner.


Instead of: Pumpkin Pie

Try:Crustless Pumpkin Mousse-After making smart choices with your meal, we would hate for you to ruin it with heavy and sugar-filled pies and cakes. Oprah came up with the perfect solution with this pumpkin pie mousse! This treat will make a fantastic addition as a post-meal delight.


Instead of: Traditional Cocktails

Try: Skinny Cocktails-enjoy your drinks without the intake of empty calories. Gethealthyu.com has put together their list 11 Skinny Cocktails and we are eyeballing this Boozy Skinny Hot Chocolate from fitfoodiefinds.com.

Need more help with your holiday weight loss goals? Head to Endurance’s Blog for more tips and tricks on staying healthy this holiday season!