Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, Chinese New Year…and that’s just scratching the surface. The holiday season is officially upon us, and we’re here with your annual supply of fan-favorite drinks and dishes.
Whether your whole family is flying in or you’ve got a calendar packed full of potlucks and theme parties to attend, these tasty treats will have everyone begging for a look at your recipe book. Let’s dig in!
Between a dusting of powdered sugar and the stunning spiral that appears with each slice, this red velvet cake is an instant standout in any holiday spread. And the flavor matches the gorgeous facade; Melt-in-your-mouth chocolatey cake pairs perfectly with a cream cheese filling. Utilizing stevia leaf sweetener, this version has only 2 grams of sugar per serving, so seconds are encouraged!
There’s a certain magic to waking up on a holiday, and nothing says a more gorgeous “Good morning” than these chic, low-sugar blueberry scones. Although it looks like you’ve had them flown in from France, these picture-perfect pastries are actually super simple to make, coming together in just 30 minutes. They’re best enjoyed warm, so give them a light toast before serving.
Calling all home cooks who live for Thanksgiving! These playful, bite-sized treats draw on one of our favorite November ingredients–cranberry. And no store-bought stuff here; You’ll be whipping up your very own fresh cranberry jam, balancing out the tartness with a hint of Truvia sweetener. Place a tray of these down at a party and just watch how quickly they disappear.
What kind of holiday recipe collection would this be if we didn’t include such a tried-and-true classic? These Gingerbread Men feature all your favorite flavors–cinnamon, cloves, molasses, and more–yet (thanks to Truvia) boast 20% fewer calories and 64% less sugar per serving. For extra festive fun, set out icing and candy and let your guests decorate their own cookies.
Let’s step away from the sweet treats for a moment and explore some slightly more savory fare. This dish starts with a classic bruschetta: tomato, onion, garlic, fresh basil, EVOO…the works. But the real star of the show is a low-sugar balsamic glaze just begging to be artfully drizzled over your serving tray. Now this is some finger-licking finger food!
Throughout the winter season, it can start to feel like once you’ve seen one holiday table, you’ve seen them all. But this quick and easy app brings new life to the party, featuring homemade hoisin-style dip and hand-rolled meatballs. A world of flavor and the easiest dish-to-mouth delivery imaginable.
As we transition into our drinks sections, let’s kick things off with something non-alcoholic (but nonetheless festive). Whether you want to start a holiday morning in style or need something warm to sip on in front of the fire, this Peppermint Mocha Latte is just the thing to wrap your hands around.