Holiday treats abound this time of year. Instead of trying to restrict yourself from sweets, allow yourself to have a reasonable portion size of your favorite dessert. Some “treat” foods still provide your body with healthy nutrients. Here are twenty delicious treats that can satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a little boost of vitamins and minerals.
Treats with fruit! No matter how you slice it, fruit is healthy. Enjoy these yummy treats and get in some fiber too!
No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites from The Lean Green Bean
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies by Dishing Out Health
Caramelized Apple Cinnamon Granola by The Almond Eater
Coconut Oil Blueberry Scones with Rosemary by the Minimalist Baker
Cranberry Chocolate Chia Cookies by the Hummusapien
Treats with vegetables!! I’m not a huge fan of hiding veggies, but when it’s disguised in chocolate, I say no problem!
Pumpkin Carrot Cake Protein Bars by No Nonsense Nutritionist
Sneaky Chocolate Bundt Cake by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Sneaky Ingredient Carrot Cake Muffins by Nutty Nutrition and Fitness
Vegan Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting By Nutty Nutrition and Fitness
Sweet Potato Pie Bites by The Nutritionist Reviews
Treats with Nuts and Seeds! Nuts and seeds provide protein, healthy fats and fiber! Eat up!
Salted maple chestnut cookies by No Nonsense Nutritionist
Chocolate Pecan Pie by Nourish RDs
Spiced Caramelized Pecans by Imagelicious
Vegan Cannoli Dip by Emily Kyle Nutrition
Apricot Pecan Thyme Crisps by Live Best
Chai Walnuts by Live Best
Treats with dairy or milk substitutes. Milk is more than just calcium. Milk and milk alternatives also provide protein and vitamin D if they are fortified.
Blueberry Pie Cheeseball by Your Choice Nutrition
Fig and Cranberry Brie Tartlets by Sweet Cayenne
Creamy Orange Bars by Your Choice Nutrition
Eggnog Protein Shake by The Fit Cookie
Bring along one of these healthier treats to your next holiday party!
Heather Mason is a Registered Dietitian who holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science. She has a passion for debunking nutrition myths and helping people discover delicious and healthy food. You can read more posts from her on her blog, Nutty Nutrition.