Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Healthy Holiday Treats


Hey guys! It's the 1st day of December... Who's excited? Let's start counting down to Christmas with 25 healthy yummy treats!

These treats are amazing, they're less than 300 calories per serving, but sweet enough to give out as gifts!

25. Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 12 minutes, chill: 4 hours
Find the full recipe here

24. Buttermilk Pralines - the pecans will give you plenty of monounsaturated (good) fat!
Time: Cook: 25 minutes, stand: 20 minutes
Find the full recipe here

23. Mini Raspberry Tarts - top it off with fruit!
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 11 minutes
Find the full recipe here

22. White Chocolate Holiday Bark - loaded with dried cranberries and antioxidant-rich almonds!
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, chill: 30 minutes
Find full recipe here

21. Linzer Thumbprints
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, chill: 15 minutes
Find full recipe here

20. Turtle Bars
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 30 minutes
Find full recipe here

19. Chewy Ginger Cookies
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, chill: 2 hours, bake: 15 minutes
Find full recipe here

18. Cranberry-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies - whole wheat, fiber-rich oats, and omega-3-rich walnuts goodness!
Time: Prep: 10 minutes, chill: 8 hours, bake: 10 minutes
Find full recipe here

17. Cinnamon Streusel Crisps
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 9 minutes
Find full recipe here

16. Chocolate Chip-Butterscotch Bars
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, cook: 35 minutes
Find full recipe here

15. Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
Time: Prep: 10 minutes, bake: 28 minutes, freeze: 6 hours
Find full recipe here

14. Coconut Chiffon Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting - made with eggs and oil instead of butter!
Time: Prep: 35 minutes, cook: 20 minutes, cool: 20 minutes
Find full recipe here

We're halfway there!

13. Cinnamon-Sugar Cookies
Time: Prep: 10 minutes, chill: 1 hour, cook: 12 minutes

12. Gingerbread Cookies



11. Fruit Jellies - made with fresh fruit!
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, chill: 1 hour
Find full recipe here

10. Cream Cheese Meltaways with Lemon Glaze
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 10 minutes, stand: 30 minutes
Find full recipe here

9. Classic Iced Sugar Cookies
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, chill: 1 hour, cook: 10 minutes
Find full recipe here

8. Mint-Chocolate Truffles
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, chill: 1 hour, cook: 10 minutes
Find full recipe here

7. Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, cook: 14 minutes
Find full recipe here

6. Micro Mini Cheesecakes
Time: Prep: 10 minutes, cook: 20 minutes
Find full recipe here

5. Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, cook: 25 minutes
Find full recipe here

4. Brownie Bourbon Balls
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 30 minutes
Find full recipe here

3. Coffee-Hazelnut Biscotti - perfect with a morning cup of coffee!
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 48 minutes
Find full recipe here

It's Christmas Eve!

2. Lemon Bars
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 40 minutes
Find full recipe here

ME
RRY CHRISTMAS!

1. White Peppermint Snowballs
Time: Prep: 20 minutes, cook: 12 minutes
Find full recipe here

Hope you guys will enjoy all these yummy holiday treats! Remember to stay happy and healthy this Christmas, and leave the belly to Santa!

Jessica Shum

References:
Health.com. (2011). 25 Days of Healthy Holiday Treats. Retrieved from http://www.health.com/health/gallery/thumbnails/0,,20324208,00.html

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