Healthy Meals

Healthier Holiday Dessert Recipes a Registered Dietitian Swears By

have your cake and eat it too

If you ask me, the holidays aren’t complete without your favorite, nostalgic foods. Even as an adult, I still look forward to decorating sugar cookies this time of year. Between work parties, family celebrations, and holiday festivities with friends, it can seem like dessert options are never-ending. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself or you have to forgo them altogether. 

While I believe all foods can be enjoyed in moderation as a part of a healthy diet, it’s also important to be mindful of added sugar consumed during the holidays and beyond. Luckily, there are countless festive dessert recipes that incorporate healthy fats, natural sweeteners, and fiber without sacrificing taste. Keep reading for a round-up of healthier holiday desserts you can enjoy this season. 


1. Protein Powder Buckeyes


2. Vegan Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls


3. Vegan Peppermint Patties


4. Almond Flour Sugar Cookies


5. Chocolate Avocado Truffles


6. Vegan Peppermint Bark


7. Applesauce Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


8. Healthy Gingerbread Loaf


9. Plant-Based Coconut Macaroons


10. Gingersnap Cookies with Quinoa Flour


11. Paleo Pecan Turtles


12. Healthier Hot Chocolate 


13. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


14. Healthy Sweet Potato Pie


15. Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms