T'is the season to eat, drink and be merry!
Christmas parties are so fun, and so is making awesome food. So, what will you take to contribute to the food table?
More specifically, what should you take to contribute that will actually provide the nutrients you need to power you through the holidays, keep your immune system strong and keep you feeling your best?
And even more specifically: what can you take that everyone will love but won't wreak havoc on their health?
To the members of That Clean Life – we've got you covered.
We've rounded up our favourite healthy festive snacks, appetizers and salads for the holiday season. Every single meal we've listed below will fuel you and your loved ones with the nutrients you need to feel great throughout the holiday season.
Go ahead and bookmark this post now, because you are going to be referring back to it before every party this holiday season and for the rest of the year.
Oh, and make sure you are logged in to That Clean Life so you can simply click on any photo to see the recipe, mark it as a favourite or add it to your meal plan.
#1. Protein Packed Deviled Eggs
You can whip up a big batch of these in 20 minutes.
#2. BBQ Ribs
Done in the slow cooker. Grilled to crispy perfection then smothered in our Cleaned Up BBQ Sauce.
#3. Pineapple Shrimp Kabobs
Pineapple + shrimp = best combo ever. Sliding them onto skewers makes them the perfect finger food.
#4. Chili Lime Drumsticks
Grill these up then just reheat before serving. So much flavour!
#5. Garlic Chili Lime Chips
Made with brown rice tortillas. A gluten-free chip full of flavour.
#6. Layered Nacho Dip
And if you decide to make the Garlic Chili Lime Chips, you are going to need something to dip it in. This 7-layer Nacho Dip is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and so dang delicious.
#7. Brown Rice Chips with Salsa
No time for the Garlic Chili Lime Chips and Layered Nacho Dip? This one is much quicker but equally satisfying.
#8. Pumpkin Hummus
Easy, delicious and nutritious. Pair it with your veggie sticks of choice.
#9. Mango Veggie Spring Rolls
If you take these to a party, take 10 copies of the recipe with you because I can guarantee everyone will be asking.
#10. Coconut Shrimp
Baked, not fried!
#11. Spiced Walnuts
A classic snack to just set out in a festive dish.
#12. Spicy Mango Guac on Sweet Potato Chips
Guacamole infused with mangoes and a bit of kick served with oven baked sweet potato chips for dipping. This one is a real crowd-pleaser!
#13. Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus
If you love sweet potatoes, then you have to make this hummus. It makes a big batch so it's great to serve a crowd.
#14. Green Pea Hummus
Another great one to serve a crowd.
#15. Chickpea, Avocado & Feta Salad
This is still a top ranked recipe of all-time on That Clean Life. Full of flavour and so delicious.
#16. Veggie Quinoa Sushi
Once you get the hang of rolling sushi, it's actually a lot easier than it looks. If you don't have a bamboo mat, then use a dish towel. And when all else fails, Youtube it! That's how I learned.
#17. Bruschetta & Kale Pesto Chips
An impressive appetizer. The garlic gives it so much flavour and immune-boosting powers.
#18. Roasted Butternut Squash Harvest Bowl
The picture speaks for itself with this one. This salad is a guaranteed hit at any party.
#19. Grilled Pineapple & Chicken Salad
We deemed this the salad of the summer but it's equally good this time of year too!
#20. Creamy Broccoli Salad
It's like the old-fashioned broccoli salad your Aunt used to make, without the mayo.
#21. Kale Blueberry Salad with Tahini Dressing
Another impressive salad with gorgeous colours. Everyone will be asking "Who brought that!?"
#22. Greek Kale Chickpea Salad
All the classic flavours of a Greek salad, made with kale. This one keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.
#23. Corn & Chickpea Guacamole Salad
Another Mexican-inspired salad that never gets old.
#24. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad
A vegan-friendly salad packed with protein, healthy carbs and fat.
#25. Chickpea Waldorf Salad
A refreshing and light salad people will love and appreciate after all the heavy dishes of the holiday season.
#26. Creamy Garlic Kale with Roasted Chickpeas & Sweet Potato
Crunchy roasted chickpeas and sweet potatoes combined with a roasted garlic dressing and dark kale... this salad is pure bliss.
#27. Grilled Corn, Nectarine & Quinoa Salad
An oldie but a goodie. Always a guaranteed hit!
#28. Cleaned Up Chicken Salad
And last but not least, for all you chicken salad lovers out there - here's a cleaned up version with almonds, grapes and celery for crunch.
What are your favourite healthy dishes to take to parties? Let us know in the comments below!