Trying to cut back on sugar is tough enough, but trying to make healthier decisions during the holiday season makes it even more difficult. Fortunately, there’s still a way to enjoy all of our seasonal favorites without the post-dessert sugar crash — you just need some tried-and-true recipes at your disposal! Read on for some of our favorite healthy holiday treats we’ve found on Pinterest.
Made with almond flour, coconut sugar, and dark chocolate, these gooey brownies are stacked with nutrients and just as tasty. Check out the recipe via Erin Lives Whole!
Another totally Instagrammable treat: these gorgeous Christmas stars from Heavenlynn Healthy! They’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar and packed with protein from the ground almonds.
If you’ve been craving eggnog but not the sluggish post-nog feeling, Amy’s Healthy Baking eggnog truffles should do the trick. All you need is 8 ingredients, 2 bowls and forks — and each eggnog truffle is only 23 calories!
You don’t have to block off a bunch of time and buy a ton of obscure ingredients for healthy holiday treats. A perfect example: this chocolate-dipped orange recipe from Cooking Classy!
Made with sweet dark chocolate and rich with protein, antioxidants and fiber, it’s no wonder that this recipe from That Health Junkie went viral!
Yep, it’s one of our favorite baked goods from Starbucks, but with a healthier twist! With just a few healthful ingredient swaps, this Liz Moody recipe still contains all that same tasty combination of cranberry and white chocolate.
If you’ve been craving that classic cinnamon sugar flavor but won’t want to overindulge, you need this grain-free recipe from Lovely Delites ASAP. You can even swap a few ingredients to make them vegan!
Creamy, coconutty AND dipped in chocolate? Yes, please! This vegan recipe from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen checks all of the boxes.
Kids and grownups alike will be obsessed with these cookies! The best part: you can totally customize the recipe with the snacks you have on hand, so you really can’t go wrong here. Bookmark the recipe from Rabbit & Wolves.
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Allison is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.