5 Staffers Share Their Favorite Healthy Holiday Recipes



As the holidays approach, we’re determined not to fall into the familiar trap of indulgent eating (and drinking) and skipped workouts. That means finding nutrient-packed versions of classic holiday dishes that don’t skimp on flavor. To help, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Thrive Market, who share our passion for making a healthier, more active lifestyle accessible to everyone.

Below, five of our staffers share their favorite Thrive Market holiday recipes, all of which are inspired by classic recipes, but with a good-for-you twist. Here’s what they had to say—it just might inspire you to rethink your festive menu!


Rosemary Paleo Biscuits
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These golden-brown biscuits have just a hint of herbal rosemary flavor. They’re so flaky and rich you almost won’t believe they’re gluten-free.

“I grew up in Texas, so biscuits are a big part of my holiday. I love this Paleo take on a classic.” —Brittney M., Senior Photo Retoucher


Garlic EVOO Mashed Potatoes
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The best mashed potatoes are creamy with just the right amount of texture. Heavy cream does the trick but can weigh you down. This version uses olive oil instead—with red potatoes and garlic for extra flavor.

“I’m planning on subbing olive oil for heavy cream in my mashed potatoes to keep the rich flavor without it being too heavy.” —Jenny D., Senior Copywriter


Paleo Maple Pumpkin Pie
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This pie includes all the classic fall flavors: pumpkin, pecan, maple, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s topped with coconut whipped cream for a gluten-free, Paleo-friendly dessert.

“The ultimate treat that doesn’t feel overly indulgent.” —Ash W., Junior Graphic Designer


Cranberry Sauce With Goji and Golden Berries
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Is it even the holidays if dinner doesn’t come with a side of cranberry sauce? This update on the classic condiment features spicy ginger and tart goji and golden berries.

“This ‘super-berry’ cranberry sauce is so flavorful … I’ll definitely be bringing it to the table.” —Cathy H., CRM and Marketing Coordinator


Paleo Mushroom Stuffing
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Who says you need bread to make stuffing? You won’t miss it in this Paleo-friendly version made of slowly caramelized onions, leeks, and mushrooms with a hazelnut topping.

“Paleo-friendly stuffing? I never knew this was possible! Now, I can eat my favorite dish without feeling guilty.” —Kimmy M., Communications Manager


To help you make the healthified holiday of your dreams, Fabletics and Thrive Market are offering you a free gift—a full jar of Thrive Market ghee! Claim yours here.

All photos by: Paul Delmont
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5 Responses
  • Suzie Vallance
    December 3, 2016

    Jonathan Vallance this looks nice and we have pumpkin puree to use up

  • Alicia Newton
    December 3, 2016

    If you like pumkin and pecans, this looks pretty goodU0001f60a Erin Tole

  • Joanna Schmidt
    December 4, 2016

    Sarah Wood Natalie Wood thought of you guys 🙂

  • Linda Quinn
    December 5, 2016

    Anyone out there try this recipe yet?

  • Biba Hughes
    December 6, 2016

    have to try it.. looks mazing