7 recipes_featuredIt may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most calorie-heavy time of the year. And not just any old calories. These holiday calories come in the form of sugary baked goods. In other words, foods high on the glycemic index.

We never want you to feel like you have to totally abstain from the holiday treats (moderation, moderation, moderation), but if you switch your focus to a low-glycemic diet through the end of the year, your New Year’s Resolutions might not seem so daunting come January.

Foods and snacks that have a low glycemic index rating mean you can avoid the spikes and crashes in energy that accompany a diet full of sugar and simple carbohydrates.

To get you started without feeling like you’re missing out on the festivities, I’ve compiled this list of low-glycemic recipes for seasonal drinks, salads, main courses and even dessert.

1. Cranberry Apple Punch

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©Maria Ushakova

2. Buckwheat Pancakes with Berries

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©Glycemic Index Foundation

3. Maple-Roasted Pumpkin and Chicken Salad

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©Taste.com.au

4. Layered Taco Salad w/Cilantro-Lime Dressing

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©POPSUGAR

5. Nasi-Goreng (Indonesian-Style Fried Rice)

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©Glycemic Index Foundation

6. Roast Beef & Winter Veggies with Currant Gravy

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©Glycemic Index Foundation

7. Honey-Roasted Pears with Chocolate Fudge Sauce & Pecan Sprinkle

Low-Glycemic Recipe Roundup

©Glycemic Index Foundation

What are your favorite low-glycemic recipes that help you resist temptation this time of year? We’re putting together a Pinterest board and we want your recipes! Tag your pins #RESETnation to have your recipe added to the collection!

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