It's time for some healthy holiday treats! The more we think about what makes the holidays special, the more we are sure that it has very little to do with all the rushing around and "must-do" activities, and everything to do with relaxed time together.
One way that we love to spend time together is in the kitchen and most of our holiday memories center around food and eating. We know that this year will be an even more important year for spending time with our kids creating holiday memories in the kitchen together. We also know that we just can't handle weeks of sugary treats, so we have pulled together some of our favourites healthy ideas to gift you with 12 days of healthy holiday treats to make together! Happy holidays everyone!
12 DAYS OF HEALTHY
HOMEMADE HOLIDAY TREATS
Gotta love these Mistletoe Bliss Balls from @laurenpatonrhn ! Perfect to wrap a few for a homemade gift • Dates • Raisins • Almonds • Cinnamon • All Spice • Ginger • Orange Zest • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice • Oats • Shredded Coconut for Rolling • Pumpkin Seeds & Goji Berries for Mistletoe (you could also use cranberries)
It's that time of year where the holiday treats don't stop coming. Here is a healthy snack from sc_r3fitnessstudio for the kids that is fun and festive too!
So sweet and so easy! We love these Santa sticks from malakeghozayelsclinic ! Those sleepy little faces are the best. These would be a great snack to make with little ones.
Whether it's because they taste really stinking good or because they are based around every child’s favorite Christmas villain, kids love these Green Grinch Smoothies thenaturalnurturer. Kids guzzle them and asked for seconds! When a recipe is THAT #kidapproved, it needs to be shared!
This healthy hot chocolate from keepyourplantson is sure to become a fast family favourite! It needs only 4 ingredients and is Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and made without Refined Sugar. YUM!!!
More of a savoury treat lover? How about these cute little Holiday Sweet Potato Toasts from jillzguerin 💚❤️? What a winning combo of avocado, feta, sweet potato and pomegranate. And they’re super simple to make, too!⠀⠀⠀⠀
These spiced Christmas cookies with wholemeal spelt flour from darwinnaturopathics are adorable and healthy! They would also make a great gift to give to friends and family. They can either decorate them, dunk them or enjoy as is!
These chocolate fudge bars from helloveggieblog will be on our Christmas treat menu this year for sure! Refined sugar-free, ready in minutes and packed with nuts, berries and rose petals for a delicious flavour.
We love how healthytasteoflife lets the pan do the work here! A simple holiday cake baked in a snowflake-shaped bundt pan. The cake is completely dairy and gluten free, no processed stuff just organic clean ingredients, healthy enough to be enjoyed for breakfast with a cup of tea.
Some flavours were just made for each other! Cranberry and rosemary in this easy to make no-knead bread from thebrokenbread via surlatable are a perfect pairing.
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