Healthy Holiday Baking – Global BC Segment

by Kristine on December 1, 2015

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Recipes

Healthy Holiday Baking

Tis’ the holiday season, which is my favorite time of year. The holidays can be a challenge when it comes to healthy eating, so these are a few recipes that have all the taste of the holidays with only a portion of the calories.

Don’t get me wrong, I eat my fair share of treats during the holidays but I do like to practice moderation. I save the my favorite Christmas treat for right around Christmas eve and day, and my healthy versions we enjoy all December long.

These recipes are easy to make and are a great alternative to your favorite classic Christmas cookies and treats.

I was invited over to Global BC Morning News today to showcase a few of my favorite Healthy Holiday Baking recipes! So here’s what I demonstrated for the segment. I hope you give them a try!

Edited to add: Here’s the segment if you missed it.

Peanut Butter Balls

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These peanut butter balls are a healthier take on the traditional version. These are packed with protein as they use natural peanut butter and whey protein powder. Don’t forget to dunk them in chocolate. I like to use stevia chocolate chips to keep the sugar low, but semi-sweet chocolate chips are an option too, and since its a think layer of chocolate, it doesn’t add a lot of calories.

Healthy Gingersnaps

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Gingersnaps have always been a tradition in my family. This version is delicious and you won’t believe they’re made with oat flour. These cookies come out chewy and delicious, as I prefer my gingersnaps to be chewy vs. crunchy.

Eggnog Cookies

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If you like eggnog, I think you’ll love these cookies. They are a very light and soft cookie. I like to call them a “mookie” as they are sort of a cross between a muffin and a cookie. Easy to eat and not too sweet. You can make them with or without the glaze. For another recipe made with eggnog and oat flour, try my Eggnog Bread recipe.

Check out my Healthy Christmas Treats Collection for more ideas. Some other favorites of mine are the Date Squares, Cranberry Bliss Bars & Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

If you’re looking for even more ideas, including holiday appetizers and snacks be sure to check out the Recipe Index.

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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