The smell of freshly baked goods wafting in the air is one of my favourite things about Christmas. Nothing beats a batch of homemade treats to be shared with family and friends. But what about if you’re trying to maintain a diet during the holidays or want lighted up version of your favourites?
From fudge to shortbread to classic ginger cookies, this collection of holiday treats doesn’t disappoint and will help you to stay on top of your healthy habits this holiday season!
1. BEETROOT COCONUT SUGAR COOKIES
A healthy take on the sugar cookie made with beets, oats, and coconut. Gluten free and dairy free.
2. ACADEMY OF CULINARY NUTRITION
I may have cheated here because they’re not all cookies but my fellow alums over at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition know how to throw down when it comes to scrumptious holiday treats!
3. ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
These light and fluffy cookies are infused with almond flavor and studded with chocolate chips!
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Christmas isn’t Christmas without a ‘lil pumpkin thrown in the mix. When I saw these fudge bars from Kris Carr I almost lost my mind. This delicious fudge comes together with just a handful of tasty ingredients and is loaded with holiday spice and everything nice!
5. COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP LENTIL BLONDIES
These blondies were made especially for those who have a sweet tooth like me! These Coconut Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies were perfected with the help from the one and only Chef Michael Smith to help create a gooey masterpiece! They’re packed with protein and fiber to keep you full in between meals which will help to prevent overeating.
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6. SEA SALT DARK CHOCOLATE COOKIE DOUGH CRACK BARS
These are called crack for a reason because they are absolutely addictive! They’re nice and crunchy on the outside with a tasty cookie dough center.
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7. CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP TAHINI COOKIES
Tahini is the special ingredient in these healthier chocolate chip cookies which adds lots of nutrients like protein, calcium and added moisture.
8. PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT EAT MORE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Jenni and Mimi’s refreshing take on nutrition makes it easy, tasty and fun. That vibe definitely comes though in these decadent cookies.
9. VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE GINGERBREAD MEN
Yup Minimalist Baker made the list twice because these lil gingerbread men were way too cute to ignore!
Katie is my go to for all things sticky and sweet. According to Katie ‘these healthy snickerdoodle cookies are so soft they could be pillows.’ Enough said
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