It's that special time of year again where we get together with loved ones, put our petty differences aside and embrace the holiday spirit! It's the time of year for laughter and joy, egg nog and rum and WAY too many goodies!!
If you're planning on bringing a dish to a dinner party or if you're hosting one of your own this holiday season, here are a few "healthier" options to help offset all the homemade butter tarts, sugar cookies and candy cane marshmallow pops you'll probably eat!
1. Grinch Fruit Kabobs
Here is a super easy and incredibly AWESOME treat for the kids! I mean who doesn't love the Grinch?!? You can find the recipe @ Momables
2. Butternut Squash w/ Feta and Cranberries
Here is a fresh and simple, but somewhat elegant (if you need to look a bit fancy) side salad. You can find this recipe @ The Tray Chic
3. Cheesy Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
And if you're feeling really adventurous.. try these YUMMY stuffed sweet potatoes!! Find this recipe and many others @ Peas and Crayons
4. Orange Spice Molasses Cookies
For dessert, here is a lighter, fresher spin on the traditional molasses cookie. This tasty dessert can be found @ Eating Well
5. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
And finally, here are some super cute merinque cookies!! (yes they contain a bit of sugar but come on.. it's Christmas!) You can find these cookies @ Cake and Allie