First off, I hope you all had a FANTASTIC Christmas! Now, let’s get to the cookies;)
We all love holiday treats, and I am no exception! I love how, once a year, our kitchen gets turned into a bakery as we always make and send out giant batches of peppermint bark, cupcakes, or whatever is the trend of the year. Two years ago (before I discovered healthy eating!) I ate so much peppermint bark that people started asking if I was wearing a mint perfume! But let’s face it- after a while, the sugar catches up. After the first round of cookies, I crave real food, like bread. After the second round, I crave veggies and fruits. And by the time New Year’s wraps up, I don’t want to eat anything but green smoothies for the rest of my life!;) So this year, I decided to make a change. Treats would still be made, but with healthy substitutions to prevent those nasty sugar crashes. And so, without further adieu, I present to you the 2012 Holiday Dessert Round-Up!
MGN’s Healthified Fruit Salad
Candy Cane Ice Cream by Life Hands You Limes
Gingerbread Cookies by Ingredients of a Fit Chick
Celebration Worthy Cinnamon Rolls by Free Eats
Pumpkin Blondies by Two Saucy Sisters
Gingerbread Peanut Butter by Chocolate Covered Katie
Christmas Caramel Apple Trifle by Sweetly Raw
No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars by Oh She Glows
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream by The Healthy Flavor
Nog Truffles by BitterSweet
Christmas might be over (sadness) but all of these recipes would be perfect for New Year’s!
Question: What did you get for Christmas?:)