As the 2018 holiday season gets into full swing, and my seasonal sweet-tooth returns, I wanted to share my favorite holiday treats this year! I love Christmas recipes, and even though my New Year’s resolutions will undoubtedly include staying away from sweets, I also know how to make desserts healthier - so all good! ;-)
Then when the holidays are over, I’ll put the desserts on hold for a while and clear out any “over-doing” that may have gone on.
I hope you enjoy these (a bit healthier) treats and let me know after the holidays how you liked them!
My top 10 favorite holiday treats for 2018:
1) Pear Tarte Tatin
One word: YUM. This is at number one because it’s my favorite! Plus I always feel a bit less guilty when fruit is involved! Grab it right here!
2) Dark Chocolate-Pistachio Tart
This is a very, very close second. And what makes it healthy? Pistachios are good for you and dark chocolate has antioxidants. So there! Give it a go and let me know what you think!
3) Chocolate Macaroons
These are chewy, chocolatey deliciousness. I could eat them all in one sitting, but I do like to share. :-)
Check them out right here!
4) Gluten-Free Apple Pie
It seems like this wouldn’t be great, but trust me - this is DELICIOUS!! Give it a try.
5) Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
These are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, high in fiber - and so so good! This is one of two candy treats I love during the holidays. Plus with the rich ingredients, one is always just enough! (Ok maybe two!)
6) Chocolate Covered Berry Marshmallows
Another gluten-free goody! This is gooey and scrumptious and I know you’ll love it.
7) Coconut Cake Balls
These are egg-free, nut-free and vegetarian - so safe for anyone who likes coconut and chocolate (that would be me).
8) Java Cupcakes
Espresso + Chocolate = Heaven! And to tout the health benefits, it’s nut-free, soy-free, heart healthy and vegetarian! YUM! Try it right here.
9) Dark Chocolate-Orange Pudding
This may be rich, but guess what? It’s gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian. So enjoy!
10) Flourless Chocolate Cookies
These can be kind of addicting, to be honest - but since they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, heart-healthy and low carb, then I don’t beat myself up too much. :-)
Do you have some favorite holiday recipes you can share in the comments? I like to add new ones into the mix, and have more to look forward to when the holiday season rolls around.
You’ll feel much better and it will be easier to tackle the holidays, so make sure to grab it here.
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.