The holiday season can be hectic, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on treats. As a lover of quick and easy recipes with just a few ingredients, I was excited to share some of my favourite healthy holiday treats with you on Breakfast Television on November 24th at 9:40 AM ET. Watch the segment here.
These healthy holiday treats are not only easy to make, but they also incorporate healthier ingredients like fibre and protein and use sugar substitutes like blackstrap molasses, dates, and coconut sugar. I will show you how to make these recipes during one of my Team-Building Holiday Virtual Cooking Classes!
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
One of my favourite recipes is the Chocolate Peppermint Truffles. They require only a few ingredients and are ready to go in minutes. I sweeten them with dates, which not only add sweetness but also provide insoluble and soluble fiber to help clean out your GI tract and allow your digestion to work more efficiently. And if you love the taste of After Eight Chocolates, you’ll love these truffles.
Orange-Scented Gingerbread Squares
Another recipe I highly recommend is the Orange-Scented Gingerbread Squares. These squares are dairy-free and sweetened with blackstrap molasses. Not only does blackstrap molasses have less sugar content than other types of molasses, but it’s also a great source of iron, which plays a key role in energy production and metabolism. The orange zest adds an extra layer of flavour and sets these squares apart from other gingerbread recipes.
Oatmeal Eggnog Cookies
For those who love eggnog, the Oatmeal Eggnog Cookies are a must-try. These cookies are vegan and gluten-free, and have that warm nutmeg flavour that captures the irresistible holiday flavour. They don’t actually contain eggnog, but the combination of oatmeal and nutmeg will make you think otherwise.
Real Food Gingerbread Men
Finally, Real Food Gingerbread Men are a treat that you won’t feel guilty about indulging in. These cookies are made with minimally processed ingredients and sugar substitutes like blackstrap molasses and coconut sugar. Coconut sugar has a slightly lower glycemic index than regular sugar and contains trace amounts of iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium.
Team-Building Holiday Virtual Cooking Classes
If you want to learn how to make these healthy holiday treats and more, consider joining one of my Team-Building Holiday Virtual Cooking Classes. These classes are an excellent and immersive virtual holiday party where you can fill your house with the delicious smells of holiday baking and mingle with co-workers. We make everything live during the class with lots of time to chat with co-workers. So why not make this holiday season a little bit sweeter and healthier with these easy and delicious recipes?