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6 Healthy Christmas Treats To Beat The Bloat This Christmas

These healthy Christmas treats will get you through the holidays without the guilt.

Craving something naughty this Christmas but don’t want to ruin your diet? Stay on the nice list and try these healthy Christmas treats out.

1. Protein Donut Tree

protein donuts

Oh donut tree, oh donut tree, how lovely are your branches?

This baked protein donut recipe makes 6 ultra-moist protein donuts (AKA pronuts). Each one contains a mere 161kcal and 5g fat, and a hefty 8g protein. And who said donuts couldn’t be good for you?

Recipe here.

2. Protein Peanut Butter Blossoms

peanut butter blossoms

Leave a plate of these healthy peanut butter blossom cookies for Santa to guarantee a spot on the nice list. At only 58kcal per cookie, these protein-packed cookies are a classic healthy Christmas treat.

Recipe here.

3. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

This flourless peanut butter cookie recipe is low-carb, low-sugar and gluten-free, and makes the softest cookies you’ve ever laid your lips on. All you’ll need are 5 simple ingredients and a spare 15 minutes.

Recipe here.

4. Winter Warmer Cacao Hot Chocolate

cacao hot chocolate

We all love a warming hot chocolate on a cold winters’ day, but the sugar content of your average hot choc is usually pretty close to your full daily allowance. This tasty recipe contains just 2g sugar and couldn’t be easier to make.

Recipe here.

5. Low-Carb Peppermint Brownies

peppermint brownies

Peppermint and chocolate during the holidays is like PB&J on a normal day – you just can’t beat it. This peppermint brownie recipe is super low in calories and carbs, and packed with protein.

Recipe here.

6. Festive Vegan Cookies

vegan christmas cookies

These delicious, low-sugar vegan Christmas cookies will give you all the festive feels during the holidays.

Recipe here.


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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our editor and UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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