Tis’ the holiday season, which is my favorite time of year. The holidays can be a challenge when it comes to healthy eating, so these are a few recipes that have all the taste of the holidays with only a portion of the calories.
Don’t get me wrong, I eat my fair share of treats during the holidays but I do like to practice moderation. I save the my favorite Christmas treat for right around Christmas eve and day, and my healthy versions we enjoy all December long.
These recipes are easy to make and are a great alternative to your favorite classic Christmas cookies and treats.
I was invited over to Global BC Morning News today to showcase a few of my favorite Healthy Holiday Baking recipes! So here’s what I demonstrated for the segment. I hope you give them a try!
Edited to add: Here’s the segment if you missed it.
These peanut butter balls are a healthier take on the traditional version. These are packed with protein as they use natural peanut butter and whey protein powder. Don’t forget to dunk them in chocolate. I like to use stevia chocolate chips to keep the sugar low, but semi-sweet chocolate chips are an option too, and since its a think layer of chocolate, it doesn’t add a lot of calories.
Gingersnaps have always been a tradition in my family. This version is delicious and you won’t believe they’re made with oat flour. These cookies come out chewy and delicious, as I prefer my gingersnaps to be chewy vs. crunchy.
If you like eggnog, I think you’ll love these cookies. They are a very light and soft cookie. I like to call them a “mookie” as they are sort of a cross between a muffin and a cookie. Easy to eat and not too sweet. You can make them with or without the glaze. For another recipe made with eggnog and oat flour, try my Eggnog Bread recipe.
If you’re looking for even more ideas, including holiday appetizers and snacks be sure to check out the Recipe Index.