The holiday season is the best part of the year. Comfy sweaters, holiday cheer, and delicious food - what more could you want?
And if there is one time of year to indulge in buttery, chocolatey, sugary goodness, it's probably now. But, if you want to get a jump start on your New Year's Resolution to lose weight or eat healthier, I understand that too.
So I have found a few great "healthy" holiday dessert recipes to try.
1. Classic Christmas Cookies Light on the Guilt
I enjoy decorating Christmas cookies more than I like eating them. But for those of you that loyal to the classic sugar Christmas cookie, check out this recipe.
The trick to this recipe is using less butter and replacing it with butter extract. But the flavor is the same and they are great for decorating. Santa himself may not even know the difference.
2. Snowfall Snickerdoodles
The warm flavors and inviting smells of cinnamon and sugar make snickerdoodles an excellent holiday treat.
This healthy take on a classic cookie uses coconut oil and whole wheat flour to make you feel a little better about grabbing a second .. or fifth cookie.
Check out the snickerdoodle recipe here.
3. Chocolate Truffles With a Suprise Ingredient
Chocolate truffles are another classic holiday dessert in my opinion. They are simple and delicious and the perfect treat to bring to friends, family, or coworkers.
I should warn you, this recipe combines avocado and chocolate.
It may sound crazy, but these truffles are incredible.
Don't believe me? Give them a try! Find the recipe here.
4. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
I don't particularly understand the appeal of candy canes. But I do love them crushed up on top or peppermint bark.
Using dark chocolate is a healthier alternative and it's harder to overeat than milk chocolate treats.
With just 3 ingredients you can make this amazing chocolate peppermint bark.
5. Festive Peanut Butter Balls
There is no better pair than chocolate and peanut butter. These tasty treats can also be decorated with whatever fun ingredients you choose.
If you already have a protein powder brand you like, use that! The powder adds a great texture and nutritional vlaue you can feel good about.
Learn to make healthy chocolate peanut butter balls right here.
I hope you enjoy these treats! For more healthy recipe collections and other weight loss and fitness advice, subscribe to the blog.