Healthy Holiday Desserts

December 20, 2018

The holidays are often a time of excessive eating and drinking. But the holidays don’t have to derail your healthy habits. You can eat your favorite holiday cookies, cakes and pies without gaining weight – just indulge sensibly. Here are a couple of healthy desserts that feel like a spurge but are actually healthy.

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Classic lemon squares can contain up to 36 grams of sugar per piece. By putting a tangy cheesecake spin on ours, we’ve cut the sugar down to only 6 grams per pop. Your sweet tooth will agree that these bars are good enough to enjoy year-round.

View Recipe: Tangy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Marshmallow Popcorn Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Reminiscent of classic popcorn balls, these salty-sweet treats make for awesome low-fat snacking. Make a batch to enjoy throughout the week.

View Recipe: Marshmallow Popcorn Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Almond Butter and Yogurt-Dipped Fruit

Almond butter and Greek yogurt create one protein-packed combination when it comes to sweet treats. Dip your fresh fruit of choice into the yogurt mixture and eat right away or freeze the fruit to create a shell similar to dark chocolate covered strawberries.

View Recipe: Almond Butter and Yogurt-Dipped Fruit

Ginger Angel Food Cake

This light, airy cake from Food Network Magazine is flavored with fresh ginger and topped with a lime-spiked raspberry sauce.

View Recipe: Ginger Angel Food Cake


Recipes provided by My Recipes, Food Network and Cooking Light. Click on any of the links to find more healthy holiday desserts.