Eating well over the holidays can feel impossible. With all the cookies, cake, and dinners that last hours, it may feel like “healthy” doesn’t even exist in your vocabulary anymore. This is a struggle Matt Robinson of Real Food By Dad and his wife Naomi Robinson of Bakers Royale know too well. When they’re not busy blogging, they’re raising three growing boys. The dynamic duo uses words like “healthy-ish” and “moderation” to achieve balance in their kitchen, especially around the holidays. Below, Matt Robinson shares the recipes his family relies on around this season.

1. Roasted Cauliflower Ziti: This dish is a veggie-boosted alternative to baked ziti or mac and cheese. Yes, there is still a lot of cheese and pasta, but it comes packed with two large heads of cauliflower. According to Robinson’s blog, he loves this recipe because it’s a “creative way to showcase different vegetables.”

2. Waffled Stuffing:I went through a phase when I was waffling everything and using it as a bread,” Robinson jokes. While this sandwich features Thanksgiving leftovers, you could use his waffled stuffing to sandwich any holiday leftovers you have handy, including ham or roast beef.

3. Spicy Green Bean Casserole: Robinson took a Campbell’s classic and added a ton of heat. “I put a little twist by adding jalapeños and dry mustard so it has that wasabi, nose-clearing taste,” explains Robinson.

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(Photos and Recipes via Real Food By Dad)