Have Your Cake: 10 Healthy Holiday Desserts

Tis the season for sweet temptations. From holiday office parties to family celebrations, who can resist all the delicious treats this time of year has to offer?

Now I’m not one to preach healthy eating throughout the holidays. As the saying goes, it’s not about what you eat between Christmas and New Year’s, it’s how you eat between New Year’s and Christmas that matters.

But if – for medical reasons or by choice – you’d like to eat healthily without depriving yourself, you can easily swap traditional sugar-laden desserts for healthier alternatives. The dessert recipes below all use wholesome ingredients like natural sweeteners, whole grains, plant-based dairy and even veggies. And by the looks of it, you’d never guess that these sweet treats are actually pretty healthy.

So have your cake and eat it too with these 10 healthy holiday desserts!

Pumpkin Chocolate Layer Cake from Nirvana Cakery 

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Chocolate Layer Cake from Nirvana Cakery | The Health Sessions

 

Raw Gingerbread Cranberry Christmas Tarts from Nirvana Cakery 

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Raw Gingerbread Cranberry Christmas Tarts from Nirvana Cakery | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Spice Cake Donuts from The Chalkboard Magazine

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Healthy Spice Cake Donuts from The Chalkboard Magazine | The Health Sessions

 

Paleo Cinnamon Rolls with Sweet Potato from Paleo Gluten Free Eats 

Healthy Holidays Desserts: Paleo Cinnamon Rolls with Sweet Potato from Paleo Gluten Free Eats | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Pecan Pie from A Sweet Pea Chef 

Healthy Holidays Desserts: Healthy Pecan Pie from A Sweat Pea Chef | The Health Sessions

 

Medjool Date Sticky Toffee Pudding from Feasting on Fruit 

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Medjool Date Sticky Toffee Pudding from Feasting on Fruit | The Health Sessions

 

Gingersnap Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches from My New Roots

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Gingersnap Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches from My New Roots | The Health Sessions

 

Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream from Well and Full

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream | The Health Sessions

 

Date & Caramel Vegan Self Saucing Pudding from Gather and Feast

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Spiced Date and Caramel Vegan Self Saucing Pudding from Gather and Feast | The Health Sessions

 

Vegan Peppermint Bark from Food Faith Fitness

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Vegan Peppermint Bark from Food Faith Fitness | The Health Sessions

 

What’s your favorite healthy holiday dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth?

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