Healthier Holiday Baking: 15 Sweet Recipes to Enjoy This Season | The Health Sessions

Healthier Holiday Baking: 15 Sweet Recipes to Enjoy This Season

Admit it: Part of the holiday season fun is eating all the good food. But good food doesn’t automatically mean sugar-laden sweets and desserts.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in ‘guilt-free’ treats, because there’s nothing wrong with having cookies on Christmas Eve and you should enjoy that. For some of us, however, eating pecan pie or candy cane causes harmful blood sugar spikes, abdominal pain, allergic reactions or worsening of our chronic illness symptoms.

Thankfully, you don’t have to settle for boring unsweetened, gluten-free banana bread during Thanksgiving or Christmas family gatherings. These 15 better-for-you cookies, cakes and puddings prove that healthier holiday baking looks and tastes deliciously!

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11 Healthy Frozen Treats for Summer | The Health Sessions

11 Frozen Yoghurts for a Healthy Treat

Looking for a cooling treat that doesn’t ruin your healthy diet? Then these frozen yogurt recipes are just what you need!

Whole-milk yogurt is a rich source of healthy protein, bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin B12. Mosts yogurts also contain probiotics; friendly bacteria that support good gut health and immunity.

To get the healthiest frozen yogurt, choose an unsweetened version with live, active cultures. Do you prefer dairy-free? Try substituting with coconut milk in popsicles for a creamy treat.

Now all that’s left to do is to naturally sweeten your yogurt with fruit, honey, cacao nibs or coconut flakes, put your mixture in the freezer, et voila! Let’s take a look at 11 frozen yogurt recipes for inspiration.

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15 Sweet & Savory Stone Fruit Recipes for Summer | The Health Sessions

15 Sweet & Savoury Stone Fruit Recipes for Summer

Nothing rings in the summer season like stone fruits. They’re luscious, juicy and their bright colours liven up any recipe, sweet or savoury. And even better, stone fruits are packed with health-boosting nutrients.

Cherries and plums contain potent antioxidants that help fight inflammation, whereas the vitamin C found in peaches and nectarines supports clear skin and good immunity. Mangoes are a rich source of betacarotene, which plays an important role in your eye health. Not that you needed any more reasons to enjoy these juicy fruits!

The only bad news is that stone fruits are only available for a short while. So we better make the most of them while we can. From breakfast to salads and desserts, sweet meets savory in these 15 healthy stone fruit recipes!

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Best Bowl Food: 18 Hearty & Healthy Meals in a Bowl | The Health Sessions

Best Bowl Food: 18 Hearty & Healthy Meals in a Bowl

After a tiring day, there’s nothing more comfortable than wrapping your hands around a warm bowl of food. No wonder buddha bowls have replaced a lot of standard plates over the past years.

I don’t know what makes deconstructed dishes like burrito bowls or bibimbap so cozy. Perhaps it’s the vibrant colors, perhaps the composition of all those tasty ingredients side by side. What I do know is that keeping components separately not only looks pretty, but can also be a great trick to cook family meals for picky eaters.

Bowl food often consists of a layer of whole grains, topped with greens, roasted veggies and grilled chicken or fresh tuna. Finally, the lunch and dinner bowls are sprinkled with fresh herbs and crunchy elements, like toasted nuts, sesame seeds or edamame. But you could also have a fresh smoothie bowl for breakfast, a savory brunch bowl for lunch or a healthy dessert bowl at night.

No matter the time of day or the occasion, there’s a savory or sweet food bowl for you to enjoy. Take a look at these 18 hearty and healthy meals for the best bowl food. 

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11 Healthy Popsicles for a Chill Summer| The Health Sessions

11 Healthy Popsicles for a Chill Summer

There’s nothing that screams ‘ice cream’ like a hot summer’s day. Luckily, the best healthy popsicles are only a freezer away! All you need is a (BPA-free) popsicle mold, fresh fruit, your liquid of choice and a little patience.

No need to deny yourself a frozen treat whenever you need to cool down. These 11 healthy popsicles are guaranteed to help you have a chill summer! 

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