30 Healthy & Easy Snack Ideas Perfect for Christmas
Are you ready for Christmas?
One of the toughest parts about the holidays is managing your waistline with all the delicious and irresistible sweets and treats laying around at office parties and even get-togethers that you host yourself.
To help you avoid looking like Santa himself, we've compiled a list of our 30 favorite healthy Christmas snacks with links to the recipes so you can make them for yourself
1. Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites
Naturally sweetened by dates and rolled into four tasty toppings, these amazing energy bites are the perfect healthy holiday candy.
2. Gingerbread Waffles
Add more sugar and spice to your Christmas morning with a warm, comforting stack of Gingerbread Waffles.
3. Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries
Spice up good old sweet potatoes with cinnamon and raspberries to have this treat. It will surely be the star of the Christmas dinner.
4. Vegan Sugar Cookies
These Vegan Sugar Cookies are as buttery and tasty as the usual sugar cookies (minus the unhealthy ingredients). Also: You can eat as much as cookie dough as you want without worrying about Salmonella.
5. Maple Gingerbread Popcorn
Whether it's A Wonderful Life or Home Alone, the Maple Gingerbread Popcorn is the best snack to munch on while watching your favorite Christmas movie.
6. Banana Nog and Chia Nog
What could be more Christmas-y than sipping a glass of eggnog while decorating the Christmas tree? Spice it up and try the Banana Nog and Chia Nog.
7. Spiced Hot Fruit Bake
Who says having an indulging your sweet tooth can't be healthy? This Spiced Hot Fruit Bake is a healthy treat you can top your waffles, pancakes, or oatmeal all Holiday-long.
8. Raw Coconut & Raspberry Cheesecake
Make the holidays more festive with the Raw Coconut & Raspberry Cheesecake. Completely made with whole ingredients, this cake is healthy as its tasty.
9. Mini Pumpkin & Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Pumpkin + Cinnamon = BIG WARM COMFORTING HUG. Plus, you don't have to feel guilty over eating donuts. Try it here.
10. Carrot Cake With Cinnamon 'Cream Cheese' Icing
Soft, flavorful, and topped with cashew 'cream cheese' icing, this Carrot Cheesecake is a treat both children and adults will love.
11. Christmas Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Combine two of our most favorite things, Cookie Dough and Ice Cream, and you'll get this incredibly tasty Christmas-themed ice cream.
12. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Swap out sugar-loaded store-bought instant hot chocolate with this dairy-free and healthier Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
13. Gingerbread Cookies
Baking these Gingerbread Cookies is the perfect way to bond with the kids on Christmas morning.
14. Gingerbread Granola Vegan
Don't worry, you can totally be obsessed with these nuts - it's super healthy. It's like having Christmas in your hands.
15. Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark
No need to worry about your health while munching on this Dark Chocolate Bark. Made with raw, whole ingredients, it's the perfect alternative to store-bought chocolate bars.
16. Coconut Balls
Traditionally a tropical fruit, coconut can also be made into something Christmas-y. Try these sugar and dairy-free Coconut Balls to see what I mean.
17. Raw Cocoa Avocado Tartelette
Chocolate and avocado? Try out this smooth and creamy Avocado Tartelletes to taste the winning combination of two perfect things.
18. Low-Fat Banana Apple Chunk Bread
Made with bananas, apples, and applesauce, this Banana Apple Chunk Bread doesn't need sugar to be sweet.
19. Apple Roses
Would you believe me if I tell you that this beautiful this made of 5 ingredients? (Well, please, believe me.) Try it here.
20. Stovetop Cinnamon Apples
Give simple apples a twist by making them into easy and simple Stovetop Cinnamon Apples.
21. Homemade Twix Bars
Craving for the crunchy and chocolatey Twix bars? Don't worry - you can make a healthier one at home! Check out the recipe here.
22. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
If you want something more savory and filling, try this Butternut Squash recipe.
23. Cookie Dough Milkshake
This Cookie Dough Milkshake is decadent, rich, and buttery - plus it's refined sugar and dairy-free.
24. Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Completely made with raw and fresh fruits, this Winter Salad is a treat you can prepare even when you're on the go.
25. Coconut Matcha Ice Cream Cakes
This Coconut Matcha Cakes are like the famous ice creams but way healthier.
26. Gingerbread Smoothie
Have a healthy yet tasty version of an old classic - this Gingerbread Man Smoothie is protein-packed and immune-boosting.
27. Vegan 'Eggnog' Cheesecake
Two great things, eggnog, and cheesecake, combined in one delicious dessert - the Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake is a new and tasty treat you should try.
28. Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Yes, you can totally have cookies for breakfast. Just make sure it's healthy like these Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies.
49. Hazelnut & Cranberry Nougat
Don't let the aquafaba (liquid from chickpeas) go to waste - make them into these tasty and beautiful Hazel & Cranberry Nougats instead.
30. 42-Calorie Almond Milk Chocolate
Because.. what is Christmas without hot chocolate?