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Skip the Sugar! 5 Holiday Treat Recipes That Are Actually Good For You

The holidays are here! And so is the struggle to continue with your healthy nutritional choices. It doesn’t have to be a struggle and it is actually pretty simple to still enjoy some yummy holiday treats with a few changes and considering other alternatives.

For those of you with medical or dietary restrictions from sugar, consider substituting stevia for your sweetener. Stevia is a plant based non-caloric non-caloric sweetener made from an extract of the Stevia rebaudiana plant Make sure to find a stevia product with no additives, just pure stevia such as Reb A which is 200 times sweeter than sugar and does not raise blood sugar. You can learn more about Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sugar here.

  • These Orange-Pumpkin Tarts are so cute and pleasing to the eye as they are to the taste buds. The sugar-free oatmeal cookies used in the crust give it a wonderful texture.
  • Garnish the Red Grape Sorbet with mint sprigs and you have a new holiday tradition to deck your table. No other sweetener is needed and get your antioxidant benefits against cancer, heart –disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Compared to traditional decorated sugar cookie recipes, these Christmas Sugar Wafers are much lower in sugar. Substitute stevia and you really cut back.
  • These peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are a holiday favorite, except these ones are also gluten free! Sure to please everyone on your list.
  • Garnish the Red Grape Sorbet with mint sprigs and you have a new holiday tradition to deck your table. No other sweetener is needed and get your antioxidant benefits against cancer, heart –disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Add some elegance to your holiday table with this Incredible Apple Tart. It is amazingly low in sugar and high in flavor.
  • No holiday table feels complete without Pumpkin Pie. Make sure to use sugar free pumpkin puree and again substitute the sugar for stevia.

You have lots of options and can still have your cake and eat it too, so happy holidays! Please share with us your favorite low sugar holiday treat recipes and tips that work for you during this season of treats.

Featured photo source: MyRecipes.com, credit Lee Harrelson; styling: Mindi Shapiro

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