For many people, the holiday season is synonymous with cookies and other sweet treats. So what do you do when you’re trying to lose weight? Good thing we have a list of healthy holiday cookie recipes for you!
Believe it or not, you don’t have to give up the holidays cookies in order to keep your health goals on track! Making a few healthy substitutions will allow you to continue to enjoy some of your favorite seasonal treats without derailing your diet. For example, did you know that you can bake with flours such as coconut flour and almond flour, which are lower in carbs than traditional refined flours?
If you’re a fan of baking, use this holiday season as an opportunity to experiment with different ingredients that will allow you to usher in the spirit of the holidays, without adding on extra pounds! Try some of the cookie recipes below, or download our new e-book, Creating a Healthy Holiday Season, for more ideas!
Thin Mint Truffles
From All Day I Dream About Food
These mint chocolate cookie truffles are made with almond flour and erythritol, a sugar alcohol that doesn’t impact blood glucose levels the way regular sugar does. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
From A Sweet Life
This sugar-free cookie dough can be made ahead of time and frozen! Get the recipe.
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
If you’re hesitant about using new ingredients, these no-bake cookie dough balls can’t get any easier! Get the recipe.
Sugar-Free Gingerbread Men
From Ditch the Carbs
These sugar-free gingerbread men are also gluten free and made with whole food ingredients. They’re a great way to cut back on sugar for the whole family while still enjoying the holiday tradition of baking together! Get the recipe.
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
From Healthy Living How To
These healthy treats use coconut oil instead of butter to make them dairy-free. Get the recipe.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
From Sugar Free Mom
These sugar-free cookies are just what you need for stress-free holiday baking. They can be prepped and baked in less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe.
Want more healthy holiday tips? Download our free e-book, Creating a Healthy Holiday Season, to learn how to avoid overeating and how to cut back on fattening, high-calorie foods during the holidays. You’ll also learn techniques for managing stress so you can relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family as you’re truly meant to during the holidays. Download your copy now!
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on November 17, 2017