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Some Healthy Holiday Desserts You Have To Try

December 11, 2018

healthy-holiday-desserts-cakesThe holidays and desserts go hand in hand. But finding healthy holiday desserts might be a little harder to come by. That’s until now.

The truth is, you can cut a lot of fat and calories without losing flavor. It typically takes a little creativity, and sometimes, some pureed vegetables. Whether your sweet tooth fancies chocolate, cake or pies, there are many healthier alternatives you can try.

If you’re willing to take a chance on something a little different, check out our list of healthy holiday desserts that contain healthier ingredients and a lot less guilt.

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Cake

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Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake

You can’t taste or see the beets, and they add a little more fiber and some antioxidants to a very decadent dessert. If you’re looking for something a little fruitier, try this vegan berry cake.

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Blondies

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Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies

All you’ll need is a blender and a bowl to create these protein packed powerhouse blondies! They contain 140 calories, 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber each. If brownies aren’t your thing you could also try making an applesauce nut bread.

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Cookies

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Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies

They say these crispy cookies will give your old, full-fat recipe a run for its money. All you have to do is add some ground oats and whole wheat pastry flour.

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Low-fat cream cheese and plain greek yogurt drops the fat content to 9 grams per serving.

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Pie

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pie

This healthy chocolate pudding pie will satisfy the strongest of dessert cravings. And no one will ever guess the secret ingredient.

By implementing some mindful eating practices and pairing these healthy holiday desserts with some of the heart healthy foods we recommend, you can easily have a heart-healthy holiday.

If you’re looking for some additional dessert ideas, you may find some in our “Wellness Dessert Cookbook”. This delicious download contains nearly 20 recipes you and your family will love.

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