All of us are guilty of overindulging during the holidays—and why wouldn’t you? You’re finally off from work, the kids are home, and there’s a party to attend every night.
Packing on the pounds during the winter is common, which is why so many of us come up with the New Year’s Resolution to shed the weight. Instead of keeping up this unhealthy cycle, try indulging in healthier treats during the holidays. We know what you’re thinking, “But healthy foods don’t taste good!” Well, we’re here to help change that!
Here are some healthy sweet treats to satiate your cravings this holiday season:
Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti
Biscotti is originally known to be an Italian dessert or sweet treat, but today, it’s famous all over the world. Dark chocolate and cranberry biscotti are packed full of nutritious ingredients—not to mention the lower sugar content in biscotti! Dark chocolate is known for being rich in anti-oxidants while cranberry is rich in Vitamin C, which is just what you need when the flu season is around!
Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites
These sweet treats are the easiest thing you’d have ever made. All you need is some desiccated coconut, honey, and dark chocolate. Coconuts are high in fiber and vitamins, making them the perfect healthy treat. These dark chocolate bites can also be easily transformed into keto-friendly treats with zero-calorie sweeteners and cocoa powder.
To make these bites, mix some desiccated coconut and honey. Only put enough honey for the mixture to bind together. Roll them into balls and refrigerate till they’re firm. Now, dip these coconut bites in melted dark chocolate and set on a baking tray with parchment.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
Peanut butter is the fuel everyone needs before a good workout. It gives you a boost of energy and healthy fats to keep you going. Peanut butter is an incredibly healthy ingredient that you must incorporate into your diet—unless, of course, you’re allergic.
This cookie dough mixture is held together with sticky dates and peanut butter, since this cookie dough cannot have raw egg. Once the mixture is prepared and set, dip each bite into melted chocolate and allow it to cool.
Gingerbread cookies are the traditional festive treat, but it can be quite time-consuming to make them. A one-bowl wonder you can try instead are these gingerbread muffins. Muffins make for a healthy snack and a quick breakfast-on-the-go. Muffins are a healthier choice because you can use oats, fruits, nuts, and whole wheat flour. The spices in the mix will also make your home smell divine!
Simple Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles don’t always have to be unhealthy and packed with sugars. They’re really simple to make. Prepare a light sugar syrup and add it to dark chocolate; begin mixing till the mixture comes together into a ball.
Prepare bite-size morsels of this chocolate mixture and then roll it in any topping you like. Cocoa powder, coconut, and almonds, are healthy topping ideas and they add texture too.
Mascarpone with Raspberry and Pineapple
The cold weather makes us gravitate toward hearty and creamy desserts. This mascarpone with raspberry and pineapple dessert is not only easy to whip up, but it tastes amazing too.
Combine raspberry yogurt, mascarpone, vanilla extract, and add pineapple pieces. Refrigerate this dessert and serve with some additional toppings of your choice.
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