3 Christmas Recipes for Sweet Treats

‘Tis the season where people are gonna pig out! Christmas is a time of year where I’m most ignored as a fitness coach. People do not want to hear me harp, and to be honest, I don’t blame them. You know the saying, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!” So instead of telling you to stay away from desserts, I’ll give you healthier options. Here are three Christmas recipes for sweet treats.

Peppermint Bark

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I grabbed this recipe from Organic Authority, one of my favourite healthy recipe sites. They promote this as a Christmas gift. I agree! Give it to others and yourself!

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Molasses Cookie

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There were 30 cookie recipes to choose from Nourishing Meals, a wonderful site for healthy recipes. Christmas isn’t complete without a molasses cookie. Agree? (FYI – it’s vegan & gluten free).

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Carrot Cake

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This carrot cake recipe (also gluten free) from Simply Organic takes about an hour to make but is worth every minute. Carrot cake at Christmas time = delightful!

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There you have it! Three Christmas recipes for sweet treats. They are much better for you than the typical Christmas crap you can buy at the grocery store. If you don’t have time to bake over the Christmas holidays, then I suggest seeking a local bakery and purchase their “homemade” Christmas sweet treats. Also, farmers’ markets are a great source to get homemade Christmas goodies. Another idea – find a friend or family member who makes homemade desserts and buy from them.

Now, grab a glass of wine, put on some Christmas music, and try out these recipes.

Merry Baking!

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