12/04/2012 10:02 am ET Updated Jul 26, 2013

12 Healthified Holiday Recipes

As the holidays approach I can already taste the fabulous holiday meals. But then anxiety rushes in when I think of all the weight I can gain from them -- and after trying so hard all year not to pack it on! But who can pass on all the scrumptious stuffing, creative casseroles and decadent desserts?!

The fact is, cooking wisely and healthily is not as big of a challenge as you might think. Whether you're hosting everyone and cooking the whole meal, or just bringing a dish along to contribute, we've got 12 easy-to-follow recipes that will wow the guests and keep the calorie count low as well.

We've got three ideas for the main course, several side dishes and some fantastic desserts on the menu, so take a look and have a healthy, yummy, holiday this season!

Healthified Holiday Recipes