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December 24 2017

5 Healthy Holiday Desserts

There is nothing better during the holidays than a great batch of holiday desserts. The real Christmas miracle is finding sweets that are healthier than usual. During the holidays we understand that people enjoy a lot more sweets than usual and that is totally okay because the holiday’s are only once a year. From classic sugar cookies to gingerbread cookies we have put together 5 cookies recipes that will help you keep your healthy habits going:

Published with permission from Zara Puskuldjian

Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies

Previously seen on Health.com these sugar cookies these cookies are a classic, they are yummy and lower in calories then your normal sugar cookie. Get your friends or family together to decorate these cookies with icing and sprinkles! Its a holiday tradition in our home!

Ingredients: 

Flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, baking soda, butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg white, pure vanilla extract, pure almond extract, confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice

 

Image taken from https://thebigmansworld.com


No Bake Sugar Cookie Bars

A sugar cookie minus the sugar! Previously seen on #thebigmansworld these no bake sugar cookies are soft, chewy and guilt free! They are made with no butter, oil, flower or granulated sugar. They are even gluten free, vegan and dairy free! These are the best twist on festive snack or dessert during the holiday’s.

Photo taken from the Minimalist Baker

Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Previously seen on the Minimalist Baker these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are healthy enough to have as a post work out snack or a after meal dessert during the holiday’s They are 100% all natural and the flavor is outstanding!

Ingredients: dates, ripe banana, salted creamy peanut butter, almond meal, rolled oats, peanut butter chips and dairy free semisweet chocolate chips.

Gingerbread Cookies

Taken from thehealthyapple

Seen on The Healthy Apple making ginger bread cookies usually calls for cut outs or gingerbread men but this recipe calls for an ice cream scooper however you can shape them however you want! These gluten free gingerbread cookies are super easy and good for breakfast, a afternoon snack or dessert!

Ingredients: water, ground flax seeds, dairy free butter, agave nectar, molasses, quinoa flour, brown rice flower, tapioca flour, simply organic all spice, baking soda, simply organic cinnamon

Oatmeal Cookies

Previously seen on Feed Me Phoebe, everyone loves oatmeal cookies they are a classic for any occasion. These are big, soft, perfect and taste just like they came fresh from a bakery.

Ingredients: gluten free old fashioned oats divided, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, baking powder, sea salt, raisin chocolate chip cookies or dried cranberries.

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