Ten Healthy Alternatives to Christmas Treats

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way.

Oh, what fun it is to ride, In a one-horse open sleigh.

Christmas is very close and so is our craving to eat delicious desserts and cakes. The holiday season is an excuse to eat your favorite sweets, a treat for your sweet tooth. You are so indulged in the festival that you forget about your health and the after-effects of the carbs and calories. The festivity doesn’t mean that you must follow the process of eating overly sugary cakes and desserts.

You need to know that sugar for the body is like an enemy, although it is a part of a healthy diet. But the Christmas sweets have a good amount of added sugar and preservatives. Also, some of the sweet eatables in the market have saturated fats, from which you have to stay away. 

You always have a choice of eating healthy over calories and sugar. The tastiest and healthiest treat is something that is made from the use of natural sweets like seasonal fruits, handmade preserves, and wholesome, healthy baking ingredients. 

From traditional cookies to holiday styles, these healthy alternatives to Christmas treats will surely help you eat and serve the festive delicious.

 

Healthy Sugar Cookies 

Healthy sugar cookies are good for health and tasty too. These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and low fat and sugar levels. These cookies rely on butter for their texture and taste, and these healthy cookies have coconut oil as a substitute for dairy products.

You can cut the cookies into any shape you love and decorate them with healthy icing. You can make the icing either with regular sugar or sugar-free powdered sugar.
 

Alternative Christmas treats

 

Soft Gingerbread Cookies 

You can easily cook the healthier version of gingerbread cookies by replacing the ingredients. Cookies do need oil, sugar, butter, and flour. But in the version of healthier gingerbread cookies, use almond butter, wheat flour, and a bit of applesauce. Instead of sugar icing, you can finish it with turbinado sugar, a more natural sugar. 

 

Fruit Candy Canes 

This is the easiest and much more tasty Christmas treat. Fresh fruit canes act as a great substitute to treat riddled with white sugar. You can make it by slicing and alternating bananas and strawberries. This simple snack is fun for kids and can be made anything during the holidays.

 

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are a cookie lover and, at the same time, conscious about your health, then vegan peanut butter cookies are only for you! The cookies are soft but perfectly crumbly and salty-sweet. They are made from coconut oil, less or no sugar, lots of peanut butter, and almond milk. After baking the cookies, don’t forget to decorate them with a classic criss-cross pattern using chocolate syrup. 

 

Healthy Alternative treat

 

Grinch Kabobs 

Who doesn’t love kabobs? Grinch Kabobs is another treat that is healthy and tasty. They are entirely made up of fruits. Substitute the marshmallow from bananas, and you are done with an ultra-healthy option for your festive season.

 

Keto-Friendly Shortbread Cookies 

The saddest part of any festivity is that you are on a diet. But if you don’t worry, we are here to help you enjoy Christmas with  Keto-friendly shortbread cookies. Use in the place of flour to create cookies, buttery, slightly crumbly texture.

These healthy cookies are made from butter, almond flour, ground hazelnuts, and alcohol-free pure vanilla extract. The wonderful tasty cookies will indeed become your Christmas favorite. You should also know the keto secret of losing calories. 

 

Pecan Berry Bursts 

Pecan berry bursts are not just tasty but also look pleasant. These dust homemade pecan cookies combine confectioners sugar and freeze-dried fruit. These small bite-sized cookies are classic healthy holiday pies. You will surely keep popping a few of these in your mouth after the festivities.

 

ten healthy alternative

 

Snowball  Cookies 

These are gluten-free Russian tea cakes. The chai-spiced snowball cookies are made using almond flour and warm chai spices. The specialty of the cookies is that they are gluten-free. Therefore, they are loved by many health-conscious people.

The main ingredients of the cookies are brown or coconut sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cloves, and sugar powder( for dusting).

 

Santa Hat Black Bean Brownies 

These Brownies are nothing more than a Christmas miracle! They are the delicious fluffy, chocolaty brownies with no gluten, no flour, and, most importantly, vegan as they are made from black beans instead of unhealthy carbs; they are loaded with proteins and fibers.

 

Vegan  Buckeyes 

Vegan Buckeyes are delicious peanut butter balls that are dipped in chocolate. These are one of the hyped treats for Christmas Eve. These tasty balls are vegan, gluten-free,dairy-free, and have lower amounts of carbs and sugar. The Vegan Buckeyes are easy to make and no baking is required. 
 

Conclusion 

Cookies, chocolate truffles, sweets, and cakes are some of the biggest gifts that Christmas brings. But somewhere, these goodies are bad for our overall health. These goodies can be tasty and good for health just by using alternative healthy ingredients. Say goodbye to the extra weight and enjoy Christmas with family and some healthy and blissful treats!


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About the author:

KAJAL THARWANI, OpenGrowth Content Team

An explorer who takes risks and learns from her mistakes. An aspirational content writer, studying social work. Kajal loves trying her hands in different crafts.


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