5 Healthy Holiday Treats You Can Eat & Not Feel Guilty
Not all sweet and delectable treats are unhealthy for you. There are so many healthy options of sweet yet healthy holiday treats you can eat and not feel guilty There doesn’t seem to be too many people that don’t enjoy sweet treats of one kind or another. For all of you out there that want to have your cake and eat it too this holiday season, we got you!
Today we want to share five healthy holiday treats you can enjoy without an ounce of guilt afterward or during for that matter. There is always a healthy option available you just have to know what to look for. So let’s get started!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls: These little balls of delicious goodness are incredibly amazing. They’re easy to make and only have a few ingredients. The three major ingredients consist of peanut butter, peanuts, dates, and then they are covered with dark chocolate. They are like little protein balls packed full of flavor. You can substitute the dates for another delicious dried fruit and it will be just as incredible. This is definitely a protein snack you can pop after a good workout.
Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti: Crunchy crispy sweetness that you will definitely not feel guilty enjoying. One of the awesome things about this dessert is that it can also be breakfast. The dark chocolate and cranberries provide you with a boost of antioxidants which is a great thing. If you’re not a fan of cranberries then consider an almond or coconut biscotti instead. There isn’t a lot of sugar or wheat involved in this tasty treat!
Gingerbread Muffins: Bran muffins are usually the way to go when considering a healthy muffin option but make way for some gingerbread muffins. These are delicious and your house is going to smell like a gingerbread house all the while you’re baking this healthy treat. You can add some tiny diced apples for some chewy goodness. A little drizzle of dark chocolate will also add some beauty, as well as, deliciousness. They’re not super sweet because they don’t have very much sugar in them at all but even your little ones might be fooled.
Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites: This incredible treat is very similar to the well-known candy bar ‘Almond Joy’. The difference is that you can make them at home and enjoy them whenever you want. Sometimes it’s nice to add some shredded almonds in the mix as well. It gives it a little crunch and some added flavor. Coconut, dark chocolate and almonds all have amazing health benefits. Don’t be fooled by the way they look you won’t feel guilty enjoying this sweet treasure.
Almond Milk Eggnog: This eggnog is amazing and it is safe for those out there with lactose intolerance issues. Even if you don’t have an intolerance and you just want a healthier alternative to the traditional eggnog. It puts a spin on things and you’ll be amazed at how incredibly delicious and nutritious it is.
We have had a few healthy holiday treats that came close to making this list and we really don’t feel right leaving them out so we are going to go ahead and add them and let you be the judge.
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bark
- Chocolate & Peanut Butter Buckeyes
- Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake
- Dark Chocolate Truffles
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
You don’t have to avoid sweet treats during the holidays. You can make your own at home or you can go in search for them in the grocery store. For almost every sweet treat out on the market is a healthy sweet option available that is going to be delicious. Your body will thank you so much for making the healthy choice this holiday season and you will not be full of guilt.
If you’re trying to eat healthy, lose weight, keep your sugar levels low, and just plain make better food choices for yourself and your family it’s worth taking a look into some of these options. Trust us, there are pages and pages of options out there that you’ll find something to satisfy that sweet tooth. These options are great during the holidays and any day of the week.