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
Raw Gingerbread Cranberry Christmas Tarts from Nirvana Cakery
Healthy Spice Cake Donuts from The Chalkboard Magazine
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls with Sweet Potato from Paleo Gluten Free Eats
Healthy Pecan Pie from A Sweet Pea Chef
Medjool Date Sticky Toffee Pudding from Feasting on Fruit
Gingersnap Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches from My New Roots
Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream from Well and Full
Date & Caramel Vegan Self Saucing Pudding from Gather and Feast
Vegan Peppermint Bark from Food Faith Fitness
What’s your favorite healthy holiday dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth?
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