Healthier Holiday Party Recipes

Healthier Holiday Party Recipes / @loveandlemons

Minty Pomegranate SpritzersButternut Squash & Sage CrostiniAvocado Pomegranate CrostiniQuinoa Stuffed Peppers

Is it just me or has every day this week felt like Friday? Since holiday party season is in full swing I thought I’d round up a few fun & festive recipes that are healthy-ish, and (mostly), finger food friendly.

Click on the images to go to each recipe (or see links below)…

Healthier Holiday Party Recipes / @loveandlemons

Parmesan & Fig Grilled CheeseHomemade Soft PretzelsButternut Squash CroquettesVegan Stuffed ShellsCookies!Almond Butter Cups 

Minty Pomegranate Spritzers / Butternut Squash & Sage Crostini / Avocado Pomegranate Crostini / Quinoa Stuffed Peppers / Parmesan & Fig Grilled Cheese / Vegan Soft Pretzels / Butternut Squash Croquettes  /  Vegan Stuffed ShellsCookies!  /  White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups


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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for the stuffed pepper recipe! Went down a treat – healthy but still super festive.

    • jeanine

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  2. These all look so great! Beautiful colors! I certainly have been eating way too many cookies these days and having a few too many cocktails. A little lightening up is in order!

  3. I want to come to your holiday party! These all look amazing. Can’t wait to make some for Christmas Eve. 🙂

  4. kathy

    I must say ,I love your recipes ,I love your photos, I always want to make the recipes.
    If u had a book I would b the first person to order it … I think you make really fresh, good and delicious food …..

  5. It all looks so delicious – love the pretty selection you made, but makes us wonder with which one to start… 🙂

  6. The butternut squash and sage crostini looks incredible! I’m going to have to make that this season!

    • jeanine

      ha, that one goes way back 🙂

  7. Theresa from

    The crostini look great! Love that these are vegetarian as well.

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