‘Tis the season to be jolly! Falalalala lalalala! Who else loves the holiday season? I love buying and giving gifts, as well as baking some yummy holiday goodies! Christmas and New Year’s are definitely not complete without some decadent treats. How about some chocolate mint, strawberry chocolate, carrot cake or cinnamon apple flavors? We put together a list of some delicious, yet nutritious, holiday recipes that you and your family will sure love! Not to mention, Santa and his reindeer will sure fall for some of these festive goodies!
Healthy Holiday Recipes
Mint Cacao Balls: What’s your favorite holiday combo? One of my favorites is definitely chocolate and mint! These mint cacao balls are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. A perfect Christmas Eve treat, don’t you think?
Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins: When you hear the words honey and applesauce, whose mouths just water? With a soft and fluffy texture, these apple-honey muffins may be your new favorite winter muffin flavor!
Carrot Oat Energy Bites: How about giving Rudolph and his reindeer friends something fancier other than plain carrots? Your kids will love making these carrot oat energy bites for Santa’s reindeer–just make sure they don’t eat all of them before saving some for the reindeer!
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Bars: These raspberry chocolate chip bars make for a perfect on-the-go snack. Because we all need those snacks while Christmas shopping all day, am I right?
Pear and Date Skillet Cake: Need a last minute delicious dessert to bring to a holiday party? This pear and date skillet cake is not only gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and made with whole ingredients, but it tastes ahhhhmazing! The best part? You just whip up all of the ingredients in a blender! A quick, easy and delicious dish!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles: With just 5 simple ingredients, these vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free truffles will sure be a hit at your next holiday party! Warning: Your kids will want to gobble these up quickly!
Chocolate Banana Waffles: Who wouldn’t want to wake up Christmas morning to some chocolatey waffles? And guess what? These waffles are packed with nutritious ingredients and are allergy-friendly! You can also add a scoop or two of some chocolate kidzshake for some extra nutrition and chocolatey-ness.
Watermelon Christmas Trees: Not dreaming of a white Christmas? In need of some summer vibes? These watermelon Christmas trees will make you dreaming of Christmas on the beach! Fun to make, and even more fun to eat, these are a great healthy party platter option!
Written by Gelsey Plaza