Guilt-Free Treats: 5 Naughty & Nice, Healthy Holiday Treats

Guilt-Free Treats

Let’s indulge in guilt-free treats that not only satisfy our sweet tooth but also contribute to our well-being. As the holiday season unfolds, the sweet aroma of festive treats fills the air. Join the holiday baking extravaganza with these nutritious treats, designed to bring joy without the guilt. From cookies to cakes, we’ve got your holiday dessert table covered with alternatives that cater to various diets. 

5 Guilt-free treats that will be on everyone's gift list:

1. Festive Fruity Parfait

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Granola
  • Honey

Instructions:

  1. Layer Greek yogurt at the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add a handful of mixed berries.
  3. Sprinkle granola on top.
  4. Repeat the layers.
  5. Drizzle honey for sweetness.

Macros (per serving):

  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Calories: 250

Who would enjoy this treat? Perfect for those seeking a light and refreshing sweet treat. The combination of creamy yogurt, juicy berries, and crunchy granola creates a delightful texture and flavor.

2. Nutty Gingerbread Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • Almond flour
  • Medjool dates
  • Almond butter
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds)

Instructions:

  1. Blend almond flour, dates, almond butter, ginger, and cinnamon until a dough forms.
  2. Roll into bite-sized balls.
  3. Roll in chopped nuts for extra crunch.

Macros (per serving):

  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Calories: 250

Who would enjoy this treat? Ideal for those who love the warm, spicy flavors of gingerbread. Packed with protein and healthy fats, these energy bites are perfect for a quick pick-me-up.

3. Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Ingredients:

  • Ripe avocados
  • Cocoa powder
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond milk

 

Instructions:

  1. Blend avocados, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Add almond milk gradually until desired consistency.

 

Macros (per serving):

  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Calories: 300

 

Who would enjoy this treat? For chocolate enthusiasts looking for a rich and creamy dessert. The avocado adds a velvety texture while providing healthy fats.

4. Peppermint Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond milk
  • Peppermint extract
  • Crushed candy canes (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix protein powder, almond flour, melted coconut oil, almond milk, and peppermint extract.
  2. Form into cookie shapes.
  3. Bake until golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top if desired.

 

Macros (per serving):

  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Calories: 180

 

Who would enjoy this treat? Ideal for fitness enthusiasts who want a protein-packed cookie with a festive twist. The peppermint adds a burst of holiday flavor.

5. Oatmeal Cranberry Bars

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats
  • Dried cranberries
  • Almond butter
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix rolled oats, dried cranberries, almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract.
  2. Press into a pan and refrigerate until set.
  3. Cut into bars.

 

Macros (per serving):

  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Calories: 250

 

Who would enjoy this treat? Perfect for those who enjoy the wholesome goodness of oatmeal combined with the tartness of cranberries. A great on-the-go snack.

Elevate Your Nutrition in 2024! One delicious bite at a time.

As you embark on this holiday season filled with delightful treats, consider how these guilt-free alternatives can bring joy to your festive table. For those looking to not only enjoy healthier desserts but also level up their nutrition in 2024, Train MANA is here to guide you.

Book your intro session with one of our coaches who can coach you on incorporating more amazing meals into your diet, taking your physique to the next level here.

Read all the incredible things are members are saying about working with us on our Yelp page. Let’s make 2024 a year of delicious and nutritious choices, starting with your holiday desserts!

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