Healthy Holiday Desserts Your Family Will Love

So much of our holiday celebrations revolve around some festive fare. Between the red velvet cupcakes at the local bakery, Grandma’s famous pecan pie, and some piping hot peppermint mochas, there are lots of opportunities to indulge. Treats are a part of what makes the holiday season so special. 

While it’s certainly enjoyable to sample your way through the season, the fun and games can come to a screeching halt when it’s time to put on some jeans. Luckily, you don’t have to choose. Healthy and delicious can (and do!) coexist. Accommodate any guest’s diet or stay on track with our favorite healthy Christmas desserts.

Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

  • This blueberry crisp is delicious and flavorful and without any added sugar. The cinnamon highlights the sweetness of the berries, and the crust combines oats and whole wheat flour. 
  • Your guests won’t believe that these cranberry crumb bars are free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. This is a perfect option a party where you might be unsure of the attendees’ dietary needs; it’s allergen-free but full of deliciousness. 
  • Baked pears and simple and classic and effortlessly healthy. So much so that it would even be socially acceptable to serve them for breakfast! Add a scoop of yogurt, and you’re set. Yummy, right?
  • If you or a guest is following a strict Keto diet, these peanut butter cup fat bombs are sure to be a hit. They are tasty, filling, and satisfying to boot.
  • Trying to combat carbs? Look no further than these rich flourless fudge cookies. They’ll satisfy your craving for chocolate without kicking your progress to the curb.
  • It’s easy to get caught up in the complicated, but sometimes less is more. This is one of those times. Combine chocolate and orange flavors with these cute and yummy cuties.
  • Nothing beats the classic crunch and nostalgic flavor of gingerbread. Imagine eating these gingerbread biscotti with a cup of coffee and watching the snowfall.
  • Pecan-centered desserts are a holiday classic for good reason. These healthy alternative pecan pie bars are paleo, and the pecans dish up some major protein power.
  • Some duos just scream Christmas, and mint combined with chocolate is one of them. These mint chocolate truffles are a great option for candy lovers who are trying to scale back. They’re sweet, refreshing, and only 70 calories per serving.
  • We have found it: the perfect sugar cookie recipe. They’re easily shaped with cookie cutters and won’t crumble either. The best part about these cookies (besides the taste) is the fact that they’re also vegan. Help Santa balance his midnight snack by leaving a couple out on Christmas Eve. 

Remember, healthy and delicious aren’t mutually exclusive. With these fantastic recipes, it’s possible to have both. And while baking up a storm is certainly a blast, sometimes it leaves quite the mess in the kitchen. If that’s the case, call The Maids! We will get your home in perfect conditions, right in time for your in-laws to visit.


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