Needing healthier holiday treats? We’ve got you covered!

One of my principles is healthy living, so why not apply this philosophy to holiday sweet treats? In today’s blog, there’s sure to be a dessert recipe to please anyone in your life, from chocolate lovers to fruit fans. Who says desserts can’t be both healthier and absolutely scrumptious?

I’ve included the original link to each dessert, which you’ll find underneath each recipe title. As always, I’d love for you to share your go-to healthier treat options in the comments!

PUMPKIN PIE MOUSSE
(IowaGirlEats)

Check out this awesome recipe on Kristen’s blog.

Pumpkin pie is a holiday treat staple. This guilt free mousse will satisfy your sweet cravings and is easy to make. No baking needed plus it is gluten free!


Here is the fabulous Kristen Porter aka Iowa Girl Eats, check out her awesome blog!

FUDGY CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES
(Health)

This recipes uses a blend of sugar and calorie-free sweetener, plus low-fat ingredients. It’s hard to believe that this rich, chocolatey dessert is only 127 calories per serving! Plus, a single batch makes 16 servings, so this is a good one to serve at parties.

OATMEAL-NUT CRUNCH APPLE PIE
(EatingWell)

Photo courtesy of Eating Well

Who doesn’t love a slice of apple pie during the holiday season? I love that this particular recipe is low in cholesterol and sodium, but high in fiber. To save prep time, feel free to use a store-bought whole wheat pie crust.

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES
(NeverHomemaker)

Peppermint is a flavor best enjoyed during the holidays, and this recipe also happens to be vegan! It calls for maple syrup as a sweetener, and has that classic mint-chocolate flavor combination, much like a Girl Scout thin mint. Yum!

 

VANILLA POMEGRANATE PARFAITS
(EatingWell)

Photo courtesy of Eating Well

This rich, creamy, tart parfait checks in at only 200 calories, and it’s also gluten free. Tip: serve in festive holiday dessert cup to up the “wow” factor.

CRANBERRY COCONUT BREAD PUDDING
(EatingWell)

Photo courtesy of Eating Well

This is not your momma’s bread pudding! With whole wheat bread, fresh cranberries, candied ginger and toasted coconut, this dessert is sure to be memorable amongst your friends and family. Plus, 250 calories for a bread pudding is definitely a plus.

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY TRUFFLE PIE
(Holiday Deliciousness)

This decadent pie is one of my own recipes from my “Holiday Deliciousness” cookbook. This dessert really does need whipped cream to complete it, but overall, is much lower in sugar, fat and calories than many other holiday pies. To see how to prepare this yummy treat, check out this fun video from the archives.

From me to you, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Be well age well,

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