What Are YOU Bringing To Christmas Dinner? | A Recipe Round-Up

Am I the only one who always seems to draw the short straw and has to bring the most BORING dishes to holiday parties? Here is how it usually goes:

“What can I bring?”

“Ummm… how about a salad?” or “Maybe some sort of vegetable dish? Your sister in law is already bringing to broccoli casserole” (aka the most popular veggie dish this side of the bay bridge, nothing can compete!)

Well, alright. I can get creative with vegetables… I can do a fun salad. Add some nuts, interesting cheese, fruit…I can even make the most “EPIC” salad ever (yes, I literally did a post on this last year. Wow, I’m bitter 😛 haha!). But no matter what it just doesn’t compete with the rich and cheesy casseroles or super adorable winter-themed desserts! Am I right?

So, if you’re like me and want to be ready to make a suggestion as to what you can bring to the table next time you’re on the phone with the host (and a healthy one, at that!)… then this post is for you!

Okay, let’s get on with it. Here is what I think you should bring to your next Holiday Party!

PLUS, these recipes are on the (mostly) healthy side, so you know there will be at least ONE thing at the party you can eat guilt-free!

Rosemary Roasted Almonds by Two Peas and Their Pod

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com
http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com

Chocolate Drizzle Ginger Pecan Cookies by Chronicles of Passion

http://chroniclesofpassion.com
http://chroniclesofpassion.com

Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Warm Wild Blueberries by Food Confidence

http://www.foodconfidence.com
http://www.foodconfidence.com

Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges by Food Heaven Made Easy

http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com
http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com

Christmas Puppy Chow by Simplific Life

http://www.simplificlife.blogspot.com
http://www.simplificlife.blogspot.com

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas by Two Peas and Their Pod

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com
http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com

Healthy Caramel Apple Crisp by Sprouted Routes

http://www.sproutedroutes.com
http://www.sproutedroutes.com

Brussel Sprouts 4 Ways by Food Heaven Made Easy

http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com
http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com

Light Pecan Pie Tartlets by Suzlyfe

http://www.suzlyfe.com
http://www.suzlyfe.com

Vegan Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells by Love and Lemons

http://www.loveandlemons.com
http://www.loveandlemons.com

“Surprise Them” Truffles by Fitness For Real People

http://fitnessforrealpeople.net
http://fitnessforrealpeople.net

Grain-Free Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies by Fit Mitten Kitchen

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http://www.fitmittenkitchen.com

Gluten-Free Cranberry Bliss Bars by The Balanced Berry

http://www.thebalancedberry.com
http://www.thebalancedberry.com

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili by Healthy Helper Blog

http://healthyhelperblog.com
http://healthyhelperblog.com

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies by Strength and Sunshine

http://strengthandsunshine.com
http://strengthandsunshine.com

Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes by Love and Lemons

http://www.loveandlemons.com
http://www.loveandlemons.com

Fudge Crinkle Cookies by Itz Linz

http://www.itzlinz.com
http://www.itzlinz.com

So next time someone asks “what would you like to bring” this winter, you know what to say 🙂

6 Comments Add yours

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    Thank you so much for sharing my light pecan pie tartlets! They really are the perfect holiday dessert. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to look into these others 😀

    1. Sarah Mears says:

      Of course! They look so good. Your recipe looks right up my alley though, I’m kind of picky about my desserts!

  2. Oh wow that caramel apple crisp and those stuffed shells really caught my eye! Can I come to your house for Christmas dinner?

    1. Sarah Mears says:

      Haha I know right! I am more of a cook than baker, so those stuffed shells are definitely happening soon!

  3. This round up is epic! I would love to go to a party featuring all of this goodness! Thanks for sharing my chili!

    1. Sarah Mears says:

      Of course! I can’t resist a good chili 🙂

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