Healthy Low-Carb Recipes For The Holidays

Healthy can mean a million things and when I originally decided to put together this round-up of healthy recipes, I realized I would need to be a bit more specific. So I decided to set the boundaries based on what is healthy for my body as a Type 1 Diabetic [and as an Optavia health coach] and that means low-carbohydrate recipes sweetened with more natural ingredients, if they are sweetened at all. My body does not produce insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels, so in my daily life, I generally eat low in carbohydrates to stay healthy. Sure, I definitely indulge sometimes but especially around the holidays, it’s important to gain as much control as I can over my sugar and that begins with the recipes I put on the table.  

I’ve divided the recipes into categories and I hope this round-up will help you plan your holiday menu this year! 

APPETIZERS & SIDE DISHES

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Roasted Green Beans with Pomegranate Seeds from It’s Raining Flour

Delicata Squash Casserole from Gin in the Kitchen

Roasted Beet and Winter Squash Salad from Ronnie Fein

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad from The Aussie Gourmet

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Roasted Purple Cabbage from Kitchen Tested

Eggplant Salad from At Nelly’s

Honey Roasted Root Vegetables with Apples from Family Friends Food

Asian Broccoli Slaw from Spice and Zest

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Fire Roasted Eggplant from Peas Love & Carrots

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Potato Kugel from Gin in the Kitchen

Braised Leeks with Thyme and Pomegranate from The Nosher

Smokey Zucchini Baba Ghanoush from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Za’atar Roasted Kabocha Squash with Silan from Busy In Brooklyn

Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Casserole from Kitchen Tested

Cinnamon Roasted Kabocha Squash from Buddha Bowls and Burpees

SOUPS

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Ginger Miso Kabocha Squash Soup from Kitchen Tested

Leftover Beef Ramen Zoodle Soup from The Aussie Gourmet

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Creamy Non-Dairy Asparagus Soup from Kosher Like Me on The Nosher

Roasted Tomato Soup from Busy In Brooklyn

MEAT & POULTRY

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Texas-Style Dry Rub Brisket from Kitchen Tested

Sausage and Veggies from Between Carpools

Roasted Unstuffed Cabbage from Kitchen Tested

The Ultimate Celebration Rib Roast from Joy of Kosher

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Capons from Overtime Cook

Roasted Shabbat Chicken with Spring Vegetables from What Jew Wanna Eat

Rosemary Balsamic Chicken from Joy of Kosher

20 Minute Chicken with Apricot and Pistachios from The Kosher Tomato

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Simanim Chicken from Cooking In Heelss

Roasted Chicken with Apples from Beth Warren Nutrition 

Healthy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs in a Tomato Spinach Sauce from Overtime Cook

Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Harissa Roasted Chicken from Busy In Brooklyn

Baby Lamb Chops with with Minty Chimichurri Sauce from Cook With Chef Eitan

Leek & Fennel Veal Roast from Kitchen Tested

Miso Apricot Glazed Turkey from Dini Delivers

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