23 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Holiday Treats ~ Christine Byrne

1. Healthy Three-Ingredient Brownies

Healthy Three-Ingredient Brownies

Super easy, and totally gluten-free. Recipe here.

2. Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars

Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars

Lots of oats, a little whole wheat flour, and some coconut oil are the healthier swaps that make these (still decadent) cookie bars a little more wholesome. Recipe here.

3. Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

Applesauce and Greek yogurt lighten up these super-festive treats. Recipe here.

4. Superfood Chocolate Bark

Superfood Chocolate Bark

Great as a DIY hostess gift, or just as a healthyish sweet treat to have around. Recipe here.

5. Healthier Buckeyes

Healthier Buckeyes

Applesauce and pureed cannellini beans lighten these up but, to be clear, there’s still plenty of chocolate and peanut butter going on. Recipe here.

6. Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

A little naughty, a little nice. Recipe here.

7. Carrot-Apple Bread


Great for a holiday brunch, especially because you can make it the night before and not have to fuss in the morning. Recipe here.

8. Chocolate-Dipped Satsumas

Chocolate-Dipped Satsumas

That chocolate-orange combo doesn’t have to be over-the-top indulgent. Recipe here.

9. No-Bake Cranberry Jam Tarts

No-Bake Cranberry Jam Tarts

I mean, these could even pass for breakfast. Recipe here.

10. Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Apples

Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Apples

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You won’t even miss the crust. Recipe here.

11. Gluten-Free, Vegan Rum Balls

Gluten-Free, Vegan Rum Balls

These couldn’t be easier. Recipe here.

12. Whole Wheat Spiced Apple Cake

Whole Wheat Spiced Apple Cake

Recipe here.

13. Skinny Confetti Cookies

Skinny Confetti Cookies

Recipe here.

14. Cranberry-Almond Greek Yogurt Cake


Nobody will even KNOW this is healthy. Recipe here.

15. Vegan Monkey Bread


Yep. Recipe here.

16. Skinny Eggnog Cupcakes

Skinny Eggnog Cupcakes

Frankly, more delicious than actual eggnog. Recipe here.

17. Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Wake up and smell the sugar and spice and everything nice. Recipe here.

18. Eggnog Pudding

Eggnog Pudding

Recipe here.

19. Honey Upside-Down Cranberry Cake


Upside-down never felt so right side-up. Recipe here.

20. Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

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Still plenty delicious. Recipe here.

21. Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio BIscotti

Paleo Double Chocolate Pistachio BIscotti

Recipe here.

22. Mulled Beetroot Orange Juice

Mulled Beetroot Orange Juice

A mulled wine alternative that you can start drinking well before five o’clock. Recipe here.

23. Soft and Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

Soft and Healthy Gingerbread Cookies

The season just isn’t complete without them. Recipe here.


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