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12 Days of Christmas Party Recipes

December 8, 2022
12 Days of Christmas Party Recipes

Countdown to Christmas Day with festive foods that wow all types of partygoers. The 12 days of Christmas is the time for playful appetizers, showstopping mains and an array of sweet treats. From reindeer-shaped snacks to saucy stuffed shells, we have the healthy holiday recipes that turn everyday ingredients into memorable special occasion meals.

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Christmas Pinwheels

Try this 5-ingredient Christmas party appetizer and serve up decadent cream cheese, sweet dried berries, and chopped scallions all in one bite. Place the rollups in a tree pattern and decorate to your heart’s content - you can’t go wrong with this ridiculously easy (and heart-healthy) starter.

Holiday Dip and Veggies

This veggie plate is festive, bright, and anything but standard. Broccoli, bell pepper, and cauliflower are paired with a creamy dip to make a gluten-free Christmas tree that’s packed with heart-healthy flavor.

Caprese Wreath

Let the lusciously fragrant flavors of caprese salad inspire your Christmas meal this year. All you’ll need are four ingredients and toothpicks to serve up this bright, fresh and beautiful holiday appetizer.

Reindeer Snacks

Little ones and the young-at-heart will love this healthy Christmas treat. Ready in just 15 minutes, this adorable reindeer-shaped sandwich gets a sweet touch from chocolate-coated candies.


Holiday Turkey

Make this deeply savory and heart-healthy turkey the main event this Christmas. Succulent meat is roasted alongside garlic, oranges and sage for an unforgettable dish. Garnish your bird with fresh herbs and sliced citrus to create a stunning meal worthy of any holiday soirée.

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Craving classic comfort food this Christmas? Our Italian-inspired stuffed shell recipe is the answer. Spinach, Parmesan, and nonfat ricotta create the silky texture of this heart-healthy recipe that boasts five-star flavor.


Almond Snow Cookies

It’s not Christmas without sweet, buttery cookies to share with the ones you love. Light, crisp, and infused with delightful almond flavor, these healthy cookies are ready in just under an hour. Press an almond sliver into each before baking for a polished, party-friendly look.

Cranberry Chocolate Pudding

Rich chocolatey taste and sparkling sugar-frosted cranberries make this healthy Christmas dessert a standout. Your guests will love indulging in a creamy, homemade pudding topped with velvety whipped cream.

Santa Hat Brownies

Basic brownies become strawberry-topped Santa hats in this kid-friendly Christmas recipe. Dark chocolate chips and whole-wheat flour add a heart-healthy element that’s as wholesome as it is delicious.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Molasses, ginger, and clove combine to create the classic flavor of this treasured Christmas cookie recipe. Allow the dough to chill for at least two hours, assemble your cookie cutters, and get creative!


Hot Cocoa

Whip up a cozy batch of healthy hot cocoa for the ultimate Christmas party. Stick with the simply delicious, 5-ingredient recipe or branch out with personalized mix-ins like marshmallows, cinnamon, or a special spice blend.

Holiday Nog

Enjoy a creamy, spiced sip of eggnog that’s lower in fat and calories than most recipes. This healthy holiday drink has irresistible flavor that can be kept alcohol-free or spiked for extra-celebratory guests.

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