Holidays equal FOOD. Turkey, stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes and gravy are just some of the things we enjoy. Just talking about it makes my mouth water. Aside from all the savory goodness, the best part about the food is the dessert! Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie mmm. Don’t we all love a sweet treat? One particular goodie that you can never go wrong with during the holidays are, cookies! Who doesn’t love a good holiday cookie?
But no matter how much we love ourselves a few scrumptious cookies, the guilt of enjoying one too many seems to linger in the back of our minds. Our heart says yes but our Soul Cycle instructor says no. But wait just a minute. Don’t go shying away from the dessert table yet. There are a few secret holiday treats out there that won’t make you regret having just one more.
Here are 5 of our favorite guilt free holiday cookies that you might even catch your Soul Cycle instructor munching on this holiday season.
Minimalist baker has some tasty guilt free treats! Made from dates, banana, organic peanut butter, almond meal, oats, and dairy free chocolate chips, you can’t go wrong with this peanut buttery cookie.
Got a taste for skinny? Skinny taste follows the #pumpkinspice trend with these delicious cookies. Low in fat and filled with seasonal flavors like fresh ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and chopped up pecans, this cookie taste like the holidays.
Cucina Libera’s loco for coco and I mean… coconut! Coconut lovers here you have it! Minus the gluten, soy, nuts and even refined sugar? Is this a dream? Nope. These tasty coconut shortbreads melt in your mouth and satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re feeling it, add a little lemon or lime glaze for an extra zing!
Another Skinny Taste favorite can’t go wrong with gingerbread cookies! They bring back childhood memories of baking in the kitchen with the family. A healthy twist on a classic, substitute applesauce for most of the butter, which makes this treat guilt free and delicious!
Last but not least…
Chocolate Covered Katie defiantly hits it with this one! Filled with all the chocolate flavor of winter’s favorite drink, these cookies will melt in your mouth. Decadent and delectable, these treats satisfy chocolate lovers everywhere! With no added sugar and a healthy helping of unrefined coconut oil, this chocolate ball of joy won’t make you regret having another!
When the holiday season comes around its hard to think about counting calories. The holidays are a time to enjoy, eat and celebrate! But choosing a few healthier options here and there will give you some peace of mind as you lay on the couch sipping your last glass of eggnog.
Written By Lex TorresTweet