Healthy Desserts Just In Time For The Holidays

With the holidays in full swing, we are given so many things to look forward to – friends, family, holiday cheer, and of course some delicious food. But just because the holidays come with some delicious food (particularly dessert), doesn’t mean you need to worry about gaining that extra weight that comes with it. These healthy desserts are here for you to enjoy the holidays a little less guilty with vegan, gluten-free, and of course, delicious options. Take your pick and get started to see which dessert will soon become your favorite holiday dessert.

Baked Pears


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Topped with honey, cranberries, and pecans, baked pears offer you a sweet and healthy dessert for the holidays. Each guest will get their own pear dessert that has just the right amount of holiday flavoring with just a small amount of calories. Get the recipe at This Gal Cooks.

Paleo & Vegan Peppermint Brownies


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Nothing says the holidays quite like peppermint candy. And when paired with chocolate…you’re living in a dream! Fortunately, you’re getting it all with this holiday recipe – chocolate brownies infused with peppermint candies that are actually healthy! That’s right, these are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free. You can’t go wrong with this one! Get the recipe at 40 Aprons.

Gingerbread Nice Cream


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Anything gingerbread should feel appropriate to whip up for the season. And this particular gingerbread recipe takes it to the next level because it’s ice cream and healthy! Grab some bananas, cinnamon, and of course, gingerbread cookies to get this recipe started. Get the recipe at Feasting on Fruit.

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake


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This gluten free fruit bake is sure to please anyone. With warm and baked fruit, and their sweet and tart flavorings, each bite will bring you joy. Plus, nothing beats a warm dessert straight out of the oven! Get the recipe at Cotter Crunch.

Healthy Christmas Tree Cupcakes


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Adorably sweet, this festive cupcake brings you some holiday cheer in a healthy way. Gluten-free and vegan, each bite is guilt-free! These are even made with a dairy-free cashew matcha frosting to ensure you are sticking to those healthy ingredients. Get the recipe at Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen.

No-Bake Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites


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If you’re short on time and need something quick, easy, healthy, and sweet, this will be your go-to holiday treat. Not to mention, these treats are gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy, and refined sugar free, as well as vegan and paleo! But don’t worry, they are loaded with flavor! Get the recipe at The Loopy Whisk.

Vegan Candy Cane Meringue Kisses


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This recipe may be the cutest little vegan treat that happens to pack a bit of holiday cheer inside. If cooked just right, these little meringue treats are just the right amount of crispy and chewy. Plus, the added peppermint flavoring makes it feels just like Christmas! Get the recipe at Wallflower Kitchen.

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