Delicious Holiday Favorites without the Guilt
5 healthier versions of Holiday treats to enjoy this season
You want to be healthy, but let’s face it – the holidays wouldn’t be the same without yummy treats. The smell of cookies and pies baking in the oven, curling up by the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa, and what’s a family get together without Grandma’s famous chocolate fudge?
Luckily, eating healthy doesn’t have to totally kill your yuletide vibe. There’s plenty of healthy hacks that cut calories and still taste delicious. It can be as easy as swapping a couple ingredients or trading a frying pan for an air fryer.
Here’s our top-picks for healthier versions of our favorite #HolidayEats. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
Coconut oil isn’t just great for cooking, it works for baking as well! Using a 1:1 ratio, you can substitute coconut oil for any saturated fat, like butter or canola oil. You’ll love the hint of coconut taste it brings to the recipe, especially for sweets like cookies. Get the recipe here.
This delicious, fluffy cake uses almond flour, which is low in carbs, packed with nutrients, and has a slightly sweeter taste than regular flour. You could even try substituting the whipped cream topping with a dollop of Greek yogurt for a tangy kick. Get the recipe here.
Gluten-free is in! If you’re gluten-free by choice and not for medical reasons, your body could reap benefits when you take it easy on the wheat. These seasonally festive pancakes use a gluten-free mix, and trust us – they’re so much tastier than your average stack of hotcakes. #GlutenFreeBreakfast Get the recipe here.
Ditch the oven! Yep, that’s right. Get the chocolate chip cookie flavor you crave without preheating anything. These insanely easy-to-make treats use apples for natural sweetness and less calories, covered with tasty toppings like peanut butter and chocolate chips. Get the recipe here.
Looks like now you’re ready to enjoy this wonderful holiday season! #ThankgoodNes! We hope it’s filled with lots of yummy (and slightly less guilty) treats. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for weekly helpful tips and strategies to navigate this season.
– The goodNes Crew