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High-Protein Holiday Meals for a Healthy Holiday Season

High-protein holiday foods

The holidays are in full swing. Wouldn’t it be great to feed your muscles and not just your sweet tooth with high-protein holiday recipes? We’ve got you covered with six holiday meals that can double as Christmas and Thanksgiving recipes. They won’t spoil your weight-loss goals but will satisfy your taste buds.

6 High-Protein Holiday Meals 

Fill your belly this holiday season with protein recipes sure to become your favorites year round. We’ve got main dishes, side dishes, and a delicious dessert crafted in the ideal protein to carb ratio. Enjoy!

High-Protein Holiday Meals

Peppermint Eggnog Overnight Oats

Peppermint Eggnog Overnight Oats is a holiday breakfast sure to have you coming back for seconds.

Peppermint Eggnog Overnight Oats

🍽️ SERVINGS: 2  |  🕖 READY IN: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons Heal, vanilla flavor
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Toppings: crushed walnuts, real whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cover and let sit overnight while the oats absorb the liquid.
  3. Uncover in the morning, top with crushed walnuts and cinnamon, plop on a dollop of whip cream if you have a sweet craving, and enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Maple Brussels Sprouts

Start off with some deviled eggs and then wrap up the appetizers with this high-protein veggie dish.

Bacon Wrapped Maple Brussels Sprouts

🍽️ SERVINGS: 8  |  🕖 READY IN: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 quarter slices of bacon

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and toss the Brussels sprouts with the maple syrup, avocado oil, paprika, and sea salt in a large bowl.
  2. Wrap the coated Brussels sprouts in a quarter slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until bacon is crispy.

Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

Make your life easier and spend more time with your family when you use frozen, pre-cooked meatballs for these cranberry meatballs hors d'oeuvres.

Cranberry Meatballs Appetizer

🍽️ SERVINGS: 10  |  🕖 READY IN: 4 hours 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 12-pound bag frozen pre-cooked turkey meatballs
  • 12 ounces chili sauce
  • 12-ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fennel

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Microwave cranberry sauce until melted.
  2. Add the chili sauce, brown sugar, and orange juice and whisk to combine.
  3. Put the meatballs in a slow cooker and coat with the sauce.
  4. Cook on low heat for 4 hours, top with parsley and fennel, and serve immediately.

Lemony Parmesan Green Beans

This clean, healthy recipe refreshes with tangy, savory green beans.

Lemony Parmesan Green Beans

🍽️ SERVINGS: 3   |  🕖 READY IN: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 cup ricotta
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blanch green beans in a pot of salted boiling water until beans turn bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the olive oil and garlic to the skillet, stirring for about 1 minute.
  4. Mix in the green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  5. Add salt and pepper, and season with lemon juice, lemon zest, and Parmesan and ricotta cheeses.

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Mash

Upgrade your basic mash potatoes and zucchini casserole with wintery butternut squash and sweet potatoes. 

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Mash 

🍽️ SERVINGS: 3   |  🕖 READY IN: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 sweet potatoes, medium-sized
  • 6 cubes butternut squash (1 small butternut squash)
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
  • A pinch sea salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons pecans

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. While the oven heats to 400 °F, grease a casserole bowl.
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes and butternut squash for about 20 minutes, then puree in a food processor.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Spread the pureed sweet potatoes and squash into a casserole dish or baking sheet and top with the mixture.
  5. Top with chopped pecans.
  6. Cook for approximately 30 minutes. Serve warm.

High-Protein Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Sit back with a cup of hot apple cider and indulge with this high-protein pie. Cheers to your health!

High-Protein Spiced Pumpkin Pie

🍽️ SERVINGS: 8   |  🕖 READY IN: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup almond extract
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Heal
  • 1 pre-made pie crust

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl while the oven preheats to 350 °F.
  2. Pour into a pie dish with pre-made crust.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, and then reduce heat to 350 °F and bake 15-20 minutes more.

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