45 Holiday Recipes

by Kelly M

To all of you who celebrate, Merry Christmas!

I hope your day was filled to the brim with joy and cheer being spent with people you love. As a yardstick, you should now have a full belly and a happy heart. Just FYI.

So I’m popping in to send you my love before I slip into food coma-induced slumber, but I want to leave you a present of sorts. According to the Catholic tradition, the Christmas season only begins today and doesn’t until mid January. You know what that means? The celebration has only begun!

Um, people? This is major. Bust out the cookies because we need to get our holiday cheer on! (Bonus: shopping is much more affordable now.)

So for your viewing and chewing pleasure, I have collected an assorted roundup of 45 holiday recipes  from around the blogosphere (not all particularly healthy, but vegetarian at the very least!), beginning right here at Foodie Fiasco and ending at the farthest reaches of mankind’s holiday food knowledge.

I know you love it when I’m melodramatic.

Breakfasts- Holiday themed and/or flat-out decadent. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all!

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Pumpkin French Toast with Pecan Bits

Whole Wheat Coffee Cake Muffins

Pumpkin Coconut “Oatmeal”

Spiced Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Pistachios

Low Carb Granola Two Ways

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

The World’s Healthiest Cinnamon Rolls


Side Dishes- The humble side dish is not to be underappreciated… or underestimated.

Butternut “Sweet Potato” Fries

Cauliflower Mash

Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

Golden Celery

Creamy Tomato Soup

Amazing Carrot and Parsnip Soup

Mushroom Marsala

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Biscuits


Desserts- Yes, you should have scrolled straight to this category. Don’t act surprised that it’s the longest.

Brownie Stuffed Cookies

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles

Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars

Healthy Snickerdoodles

White Chocolate Mix (AKA Christmas Crack)

Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Covered Banana Bread Balls

Candy Cane Ice Cream

Peppermint “Puppy Chow”

Red Velvet Santa Hat Brownies

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

Triple Chocolate “Healthified” Brownies

Vegan Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Ho Ho (Ho) Cake

Simple Decorated Gingerbread Cookies

Gluten Free Orange-Almond Snowballs

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins

Caramel Stuffed Brownies


Drinks- Hey, you need something to help wash it all down!

Ultra Creamy Mocha Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread Ice Cream Floats

Chocolate Peppermint Almond Milk

“Starbucks” Gingerbread Lattes

White Chocolate Steamers

Peppermint Bark Milkshakes



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1 Danielle @ clean food creative fitness December 26, 2012 at 5:42 am

Thanks for including me in your round up!


2 Kelly M January 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Of course, Danielle! Happy New Year!


3 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

Thanks for linking up my tomato soup. Funny you put me in the side dish category when 90% of my stuff is desserts…but hey, I’ll take it! :)

Hope you had a great holiday and best wishes for a great 2013, Kelly!


4 Kelly M January 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Haha. Thank you so much, Averie! I wanted to show the world how well-rounded you are. You’re not just the Queen of Desserts, you’re the Queen of Deliciousness.


5 Meg December 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

thanks for the shout out, babe :) I’ve made THREE batches of those biscuits so far. I brought them to Christmas Day dinner last night and everyone gobbled them up within minutes!

Love you and Merry Christmas


6 Kelly M January 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I can’t believe I haven’t actually MADE your biscuits yet! They look sooooo good. At least the people at your Christmas dinner have good taste! ;)

Love you too! Happy New Year!


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

Thank you so much for including my Ginger Molasses Cookies! They were voted the favorite this year… I’m secretly glad they aren’t in my house any more. My poor, broken self-control… lol!


8 Kelly M January 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

How could you be expected to have any self-control around such delicious cookies?

P.S. I would be more than happy to come over and eat leftovers if you happen to make any more cookies. ;) Happy New Year, Laura!


9 Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear December 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

thanks for the link up girl! I definitely will be looking through the rest of these recipes ;)


10 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal December 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

Thanks for including me in your roundup, that’s a great list of deliciousness :)


11 Kelly M January 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Thank you Kammie, and Happy New Year!


12 karina December 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

omg! this just made my day! This is the first time someone gave a shoutout to one of my recipes on their blog :D :D
Thank you so much! And thank you for the links to other great sounding recipes as well! I like the view that our holiday celebrations have only just begun! I say we keep up the cheer all year! ( I guess that sounds a little too optimistic but hey we can try haha)


13 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 26, 2012 at 9:59 am

What a great round-up (and thanks for including me)! I love all the categories–I was able to find a few different recipes to check out. :) Cheers!


14 Ellen December 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Thanks for including my golden celery! Just wanted to let you know both the “low-carb cranberry sauce” and “golden celery” link to my golden celery, not sure if that is a mistake or a plot of yours to get lo-carbers who love cranberries to eat more celery, but thought I’d let you know;)
Great recipe round-up, and merry everyday to you!:)


15 Kelly M January 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Thank you so much for pointing that out, Ellen! The link field is being weird. I don’t know what’s causing it, but it seems to be a recurring problem here on the site. I’ll keep working on it!

Merry everyday (I so love your Ellen-isms) to you, dear Ellen, and I wish you a Happy New Year!


16 Bek @ Crave December 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Thanks for the link up- I’ll have to save these recipes for future reference. I know you know good food, so I won’t be disappointed with any of these. Merry Christmas cutie!


17 Alex December 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Thank you so much for linking me! I actually went to hit the link, not knowing it was mine, and was shocked to find my blog :)
Hope you had a very merry christmas!!


18 GiGi Eats Celebrities January 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Wow I miss the holidays!!! :(


19 Kelly M January 28, 2013 at 12:30 am

Amen, sista!


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