healthy holiday potluck ideas

‘Tis the season:

to deck the halls,


spend time with those you love,

don your ugliest Christmas sweater,


(my own Dick van Dyke!)

shop it up

Black friday

and enjoy festive feasts ? 

I’m not sure about you, but our schedule is jam-packed until after New Year’s with holiday events! Many of them: bring a side dish or dessert.

Anyone else experiencing a pot-lucking overload?

What to bring?!

I always debate what I should bring to a holiday party. I’d like to make something semi-healthy, since I know I’ll be indulging in the treats and libations at the party, something festive/seasonal, and something that guests will enjoy and remember. 

So, as I pick my brain, I thought I’d share a list of my favorite crowd-pleasing potluck dishes and those I have yet to try, but have been scoping out:

(most of them tend to be on the savory side since parties this time of year are heavy on the sweets)

Artichoke dip from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan- bring it in the slow cooker with tortilla chips (can do homemade) or a crudités platter

My favorite fall salad (greens, goat cheese, dried cranberries, candied pecans, balsamic dressing)

Red and green quinoa lentil salad


Cheezy quinoa bake

Goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Greek layered dip

Cranberry quinoa stuffing

Stuffing 4

Acorn squash with cranberry apple stuffing

Pumpkin hummus and crackers

Pumpkin 10

Pear and goat cheese crostini

Bakes brie phyllo cups with cranberries and walnuts

Mushroom walnut pesto tart

The BEST bruschetta


Quick, on the fly ideas:

-Make hummus or white bean sundried tomato dip, chop up some veggies or pita triangles

Hummus 1

-Goat cheese stuffed dates

-Boxed cake or brownie mix with homemade frosting, like this peppermint one or this peanut butter one

Brownies 8

Are you pot-lucking like crazy this holiday season? What are you making?? Feel free to link away- it will be a great way to share ideas and inspiration with each other!

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