My Favorite Low-Carb Red-and-Green Holiday Recipes
For everyone who wants to celebrate the holidays and still make healthy choices in December, here are My Favorite Low-Carb Red-and-Green Holiday Recipes; enjoy! Check out Recipe Round-Ups to find more low-carb recipe round-ups like this one.
I’ve mentioned this already this year, but I know the holidays are such a dilemma when you’re trying to stick to any type of carb-conscious eating plan. If you’re anything like me, some days in December you do pretty well at making healthy choices, and other days you definitely stray and indulge more than you normally would. But I think having low-carb food that’s extra delicious can help a lot, and if I’m needing food for dinner guests or holiday parties, I love having something that’s also brightly red-and-green for a festive holiday dish. And luckily some of my favorite ingredients are red and green, so I collected My Favorite Low-Carb Red-and-Green Holiday Recipes to help you get through December without gaining ten pounds!
For me December is already getting harried. I’m going to Mexico for ten days over Christmas and New Year’s and I’m feeling frantic wondering how I’ll manage to get everything done that I need to do between now and the end of the year. I have a few personal holiday traditions that are time-consuming, so those have to happen. I’m hosting the Denny Family Christmas Party next weekend, so that takes time for preparations. And then there is just the usual shopping, mailing gifts, and mailing cards that ends up taking much longer than it seems like it should. So what I’m saying is that things are likely to be a little quieter than usual on the blog, or maybe I’ll feature favorite recipes if I don’t have time to post new ones. And of course I realize most of you aren’t spending as much time online as usual during December too, so maybe no one will even notice if the schedule on the blog is different than usual!
Now, check out my picks for favorite low-carb red-and-green holiday food! And if you have something that’s red and green that you like to make for the holidays, let us know about it in the comments!
You can get good Roma tomatoes even in the winter, and it will be worth buying some basil to make this delicious Crustless Three Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche for Christmas morning.
It might be hard to imagine cauliflower rice being a festive dish, but don’t you agree that this Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Red Pepper, Green Onion, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts can pull it off?
This One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is definitely a treat, and green olive fans will swoon over this one.
New this year, I can already tell that this Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola is something I’ll make every Christmas!
If you want Christmas colors and EASY, don’t forget about this Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal!
Sheila’s Low-Carb Shrimp Dip is completely delicious, and chopped red peppers and green onions in the dip and red-and-green veggies to dip make this really festive!
Another option for a red-and-green holiday breakfast is this delicious Roasted Green Pepper and Tomato Breakfast Casserole with Feta and Oregano!
Any time you need something to take to a holiday party or pot-luck, this Low-Carb Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with avocado, Pepper, Feta, and Lime is guaranteed to be a hit!
Another idea for the green olive fans, this Roasted Christmas Cauliflower with Red Pepper, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts is a lovely side dish for Christmas dinner!
You might not think of Marinated Zucchini Salad with Olives, Artichokes, and Red Pepper as being Christmas party food, but I promise if you take this lovely red-and-green salad to a holiday pot-luck, people will gobble it up and ask for the recipe!
Another delicious and easy dinner with Christmas colors is this Roasted Asian Salmon and Green Beans Sheet Pan Meal!
And finally, one more idea for a red-and-green salad that’s an unusual combination but this Easy Broccoli and Radish Salad with Gorgonzola is delightfully crunchy and tasty!
Ten More Red-and-Green Low-Carb Holiday Recipes to Love:
Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls
Cheesy Low-Carb Tomato Zucchini Pie
Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm, Olives, Red Pepper, and Feta
American Greek Salad with Lettuce
Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Italian Sausage, Ground Beef, and Mozzarella
Low-Carb No-Egg Breakfast Bake with Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Peppers
Greek Yogurt and Tahini Dip for Tomatoes and Cucumbers
Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers with Garlic and Ginger
Greek Style Roasted Mushrooms with Red Peppers, Herbs, and Feta
Shredded Chicken Salad with Green Olives, Celery, and Green Onion